Since forming in 1849, Boots UK Limited has seen huge expansion and is now found in the majority of high streets and city centres across the UK. According to the most recent figures, they now have 2,500 outlets in the UK and Ireland with 72,000 employees in total. With this amount of representation, they are one of the UK's largest companies across all industries and this doesn't look as though it will change any time soon.
Primarily a pharmacy chain, Boots is known for medication as well as makeup, sun cream, and various other health and beauty products. For those located in airports and high streets, they even boast lunchtime-themed food and drink. Back in 2012, Boots actually signed a deal with Walgreens, a huge pharmacy chain in the US, worth nearly $7 billion. As a way of boosting brand names for the respective companies in the other countries, this proved to be successful and they now operate under one umbrella; Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.