Boots sales strengthen as Walgreens Boots Alliance raises guidance

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Boots recorded an increase in first-quarter sales as parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) raised its full-year profit expectations.

WBA reported sales reached $33.9bn (£25bn) in the quarter ending November 30, marking a growth of 7.8% from the same quarter last year.

Its international retail pharmacy operations – which includes Boots – reported a  sales increase of 35.8% to $5.8bn (£4.3bn).

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