Boots reported 13.4% year-on-year growth in retail sales in the three months to May 31, as market share grew for the ninth consecutive quarter.


Boots’ new No7 Future Renew range saw one product selling every two seconds on launch day

The health and beauty retailer said its leading growth category was beauty – especially skincare, with sales up by more than 18% year on year – and saw its best-performing week outside of Christmas in May.

Sales were driven by in-house brands and the success of Boots’ own skincare brand No7’s Future Renew range, with one product selling every two seconds on launch day and over half a million customer transactions in the first four weeks.

Boots’ Everyday essentials own-brand range saw a 40% volume growth and healthcare sales grew 5.7% in its best performance in six quarters driven by hayfever season. 

The health and beauty retailer said the increase in sales can largely be attributed to an increase in volume as more customers shopped in Boots more often, both in store and online. City centre flagship and travel stores saw the biggest increase in sales while digital sales grew 25.2% year on year.

The Boots Advantage Card revamp offering an always-on 10% discount on its own-brand range led to a 65% increase in sign-ups to the loyalty scheme. 

Boots said it is looking to consolidate a number of stores in close proximity to each other in addition to uplifting existing stores over the next year to focus investment more acutely on individual stores.

Boots UK and ROI managing director Seb James said: “Our focus on offering our customers the best in healthcare and beauty, together with a continued commitment to great value, has been well received and it is lovely to see more people choosing to shop with Boots.

“It is particularly pleasing to see our own brands proving popular, including an exceptional No7 performance. I would like to thank all of our team members for their hard work in delivering these results.”