The health and beauty chain, Boots which employs more than 52,000 employees are to close an “additional 300” stores in the UK.
Within a matter of days Boots will start by closing Heathside Rd, Woking store at the end of this months, the Mirror reported.
A spokesperson for Boots said, “We can confirm that the stores listed are part of the Boots store consolidation programme previously announced.
“All team members from these stores will be offered alternative roles.” Boots currently employees more than 52,000 people.
CFO James Kehoe said, “We will continue to optimise our locations and opening hours, and expect to close an additional 300 locations in the UK and 150 locations in the US.”
“Over the next year Boots will continue to consolidate a number of stores in close proximity to each other.”
Some of the stores affected are:
Heathside Rd, Woking – end of July
UEA campus – end of July
Hamlet Ct Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea – August 1
Holywell, Flintshire (Wales) – August 26
Windhill Road, Wakefield – October 6
Upper Warrengate, Wakefield – October 7
Glastonbury – October 13
Guildford Road, Woking – end of October
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth – November