With headquarters in Nuneaton, Holland and Barrett began after two friends bought a grocery store. Initially, they had two sides to the business with one holding clothes and the other groceries. Over the years, the company has changed ownership many times over. As a result, they have seen many changes but have now found a place in the British market selling all sorts of vitamins, homeopathy, and supplements.
With over 7,000 employees, they now have 1,100 stores around the world with the large majority located in the UK and Ireland. This being said, they do now have a presence in China, Singapore, Netherlands, UAE, Belgium, Sweden, and more. Recently, they started to franchise to different countries which has allowed them quick success in South Africa and even Malta.