Boots to lose three more stores this week in new wave of closures – full list

The retailer, which is owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, will bid farewell to three branches on Saturday, November 18.

Two of these service major cities in the south-west of England, while the third operates in a small market town within Nottinghamshire.

Though the latest wave of closures comes after several months of action by the company, it won’t be the end of them just yet.

Boots is set to close several more stores later in November and into the new year as part of plans to shut 300 shops over a 12-month period.

Company bosses announced its new strategy earlier in 2023 claiming that it would help to streamline services to better serve UK customers.

Boots stores closing this week

  • Mudge Way, Plymouth – November 18
  • Mount Pleasant, Exeter – November 18
  • Kirkby Ashfield – November 18

Months of widespread closures have impacted communities across the UK and even prompted action by local MPs after calls from their constituents.

Just yesterday, Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson took to X, formerly Twitter, to address her concern over the news of two Boots pharmacies being axed from the area.

One on Chanterlands Avenue and another on Beverly Road are set to close this year, meaning locals will lose access to vital services such as GP appointments, which many rely on.

The MP has started a petition to stop the retailer from closing the two pharmacies, joining several other communities in an attempt to save their local Boots branches.

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Zoë Franklin of the Liberal Democrats party also shared a petition on X, writing: “Many living in #Guildford will be aware that Boots has proposed closing the pharmacy on Kingfisher Drive, Merrow. Residents are very concerned and so @GuildfordLibDem councillors and I are running a petition to try and save it.”

Other X users took to social media to react to closures, with one person writing: “So not only is Boots closing its Southmead pharmacy, but its Hartcliffe one too. Why is it that Bristol’s working-class communities, where health inequalities are rife, are having to suffer the most?”

Another said: “Just hearing that all the small boots stores, Penny Lane and Greenbank are closing in March. This leaves anyone around the Penny Lane area with a good walk to a pharmacy. Green Lane, Tesco or Asda in the other direction. Doesn’t seem like a great idea?”

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