Boots sales rise as Walgreens upgrades profit forecast following strong third quarter


Boots has had a jump in third-quarter sales while parent group Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has upgraded its profit forecast, buoyed by pharmacy sales and administrating Covid-19 vaccinations.

WBA posted a 12.1% increase in third-quarter sales for the period to $34bn (£24.6bn), while operating income was $1.1bn (£0.8bn), up from a $1.7bn (£1.23bn) loss in the same quarter last year. 

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