Boots has announced that they had a bumper Black Friday with their “biggest ever day” for online sales boosted by the “cost of living pressures.”
The company also hailed a “very strong Christmas” and sales rose by 15% in December as they also saw strong high street footfall.
In the three months to 30 November like-for-like retail sales grew by 8.7% compared the same period the year before.
The health and beauty retailer and pharmacy group said growth was helped as they saw a recovery in high street footfall after the pandemic and had sales rise by 13%.
Sebastian James, managing director of Boots UK & ROI, said, “It has been another positive quarter for Boots.
“Our focus on giving customers our best-ever value to help with cost-of-living pressures, as well as continued investment in our digital capability and in updating our store estate, has resulted in increased retail sales and market share growth for the seventh consecutive quarter.
“Our Black Friday and Christmas performance was particularly pleasing, and I would like to thank the teams for their huge efforts in bringing our customers genuinely fantastic offers.”