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Boots UK sells medicines on Deliveroo

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By Isabel Shaw
Reporter

24 Aug 2021

Boots UK health and beauty products are now available to order on the online delivery website, Deliveroo, as part of a UK-wide pilot scheme.

The pilot will be launched by Deliveroo across 14 stores including Edinburgh Princes Street, London Piccadilly and Nottingham Victoria Centre, Boots announced today (24 August).

Customers will be able to purchase a variety of medicines for minor ailments, beauty products and some food and drink options from Boots via the delivery website, and can receive their items in as little as 20 minutes.

The 400 items available to order include:

● Medicines for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, hay fever and mild pain

● Beauty items including No7, The Inkey List and CeraVe

● Toiletries and skincare, tampons, deodorant and body lotion

● Baby essentials from nappies to milk formula and children’s medicines such as Calpol

● Food and drink such as sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

Commenting on the new partnership, Paula Bobbett, director of boots.com at Boots UK, said: ‘We are very excited about this new partnership with Deliveroo and have carefully selected over 400 products for its launch to help our customers get the things they need, when they need them.

‘It will be super handy for times when you need something urgently but can’t leave the house, like if you’re feeling unwell or are looking after your kids.

‘Our online business continues to grow and this partnership offers our customers way to access our products quickly and easily,’ she added.

LloydsPharmacy has also partnered with Deliveroo in June of this year to allow patients self-isolating because of coronavirus to order medical items to their door.

In July this year, Boots apologised after its CEO Sebastian James commented that primary care had ‘more or less disappeared’ during the pandemic.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast yesterday (4 July) Mr James thanked his staff for their services during the pandemic at a time when the rest of primary care had ‘disappeared’.


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