Boots' sales climb driven by post-lockdown online surge

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Boots recorded an increase in sales in its fourth quarter as lockdown restrictions eased and demand for pharmacy services rose.

Boots’ owner Walgreen Boots Alliance reported like-for-like sales grew by 12.8% to reach £34.3bn in the quarter to August 31.

The retailer’s own sales also rose 15% year on year in the quarter as high street footfall recovered, though they remain below pre-pandemic levels.

Pharmacy sales also increased by 11.4% during the period.

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