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is a international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers.


Pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing


Alliance Boots, including our associates and joint ventures, has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in nine countries, each focused on helping people look and feel their best.


Together with our associates and joint ventures, we operate more than 3,100 health and beauty retail stores, of which over 3,000 have a pharmacy.

Pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution

Our pharmaceutical wholesale businesses, together with our associates and joint ventures, supply medicines, other healthcare products and related services to more than 170,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370 distribution centres in 20 countries.

Our product brands

In our Health & Beauty Division, we have highly regarded and long established product brands such as No7, Soltan and Botanics, together with newer brands which we have successfully launched in recent years, such as Boots Pharmaceuticals and Boots Laboratories. Product innovation and development, packaging and product marketing capabilities are key skills which enable us to develop new and existing brands.

In our Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division and associates, Almus, our range of generic medicines, is sold in five countries and Alvita, our range of patient care products, is sold in six countries.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2013 and include associates and joint ventures other than Galenica (as it ceased to be an associate of the Group in May 2013).


On 5 June 2013, Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman of Alliance Boots, met with Li Keqiang, Premier of China at People’s Hall in Beijing together with other foreign senior business executives prior to the Global Fortune Forum.