Established in 1849 by the Boots family, Boots is the UK’s No. 1 health and beauty retailer. The early success of Boots was due to its high quality products at affordable prices. Today, UK customers still trust Boots to offer excellent quality and value. Boots has been creating health and beauty brands for over 160 years, giving our customers more choice with leading brands such as No7 and Botanics. Today, we still believe in Jesse Boot’s philosophy of employing experts in our shops worldwide to provide the very best advice to our customers. Boots’ reputation is built on over 160 years of providing consistently high standards of customer service. It is very important that Boots’ customers all over the world can enjoy the same levels of personal customer service, a truly unique product range and a welcoming shopping environment, all at great value.
Our relationship with MH Alshaya
M.H. Alshaya Co. first introduced Boots in the Middle East in 2006 with the launch of the first Boots store in Kuwait. Nine years later, Alshaya operates 90 Boots stores across its markets as part of its portfolio of over 2,600 stores across a range of customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Apart from Boots, Alshaya is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn and KidZania. Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe, and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
Walgreens Boots Alliance
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.
WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles based approach to responsible business.
WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
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Vision and Purpose
Our Vision: Be the first choice for pharmacy, well-being and beauty - caring for people and communities around the world.
Our purpose: We help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.
Our values: Walgreens Boots Alliance takes seriously its aim of inspiring a healthier and happier world, as reflected in our core values:
- Trust - Respect, integrity and candor guide our actions to do the right thing.
- Care - Our people and customers inspire us to act with commitment and passion.
- Innovation - We cultivate an open and entrepreneurial mind-set in all that we do
- Partnership - We work collaboratively with each other and our partners to win together.
- Dedication - We work with rigor, simplicity and agility to deliver exceptional results.