Holland & Barrett is the UK’s leading health food retailer of supplements, vitamins and minerals, with over 145 years of experience. It also sells homeopathic products.
The retailer manufactures and repackages most its product offerings at its facility in Burton-on-Trent. This has helped make it one of the most profitable retailers in the UK, with exceptionally high profit margins.
Holland & Barrett trades through more than 750 stores in the UK and has been undergoing a digital transformation to help modernise its operations. It partnered with Oracle on a new website platform and POS system, and more recent investment includes the launch of a transactional mobile app.
The health food specialist was acquired by L1 Retail in June 2017 for £1.77bn – it was the first investment for L1 Retail. Interest in acquiring the business was shown by AS Watson Group, which owns health and beauty rival Superdrug.