Boots are set to close another five stores by the end of October as part of its store consolidation programme which will see it shut 300 sites across the UK.

The chain revealed in June it would be closing 300 stores in the UK in the next year which will see it reduce its portfolio from 2,200 to 1,900 sites.

A Boots spokesperson said: “Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up-to-date environment.”

The stores being closed are said to be those in close proximity to other sites.

Boots, revealing the 300 closures in June, said there are no proposed redundancies despite the plan, with affected workers to be redeployed.

Oxford Mail: See the full list of Boots stores set to close in October 2023.See the full list of Boots stores set to close in October 2023. (Image: PA)

Since June, there have already been 10 Boots stores shut in the UK including in London, Greater Manchester and Ellesmere.

Boots stores closing in October 2023

There are now five more Boots stores set to close in October 2023 as part of the 300 it plans to shut, according to The Mirror

The Boots stores still to close in October 2023 are:

  • Glastonbury - October 13
  • Uppingham Road, Leicester - October 13
  • Kings Square, York - October 28
  • Warminster - October 28
  • Guildford Road, Woking - end of October

Two stores have already closed this month: 

  • Windhill Road, Wakefield
  • Upper Warrengate, Wakefield

Six more closures are set to take place by the end of 2023:

  • Gorleston, Great Yarmouth - November
  • High Row, Darlington - November 3
  • Mudge Way, Plymouth - November 18
  • Mount Pleasant, Exeter - November 18
  • Front Street, Prudhoe - no date
  • Lurgan - no date

Boots stores already closed in 2023

A number of Boots stores have already closed for good across the UK in recent months:

  • Salford Shopping Centre, Greater Manchester
  • Church Street, Malvern
  • The Port Arcades Shopping Centre, Ellesmere
  • King William Street, London
  • Heathside Road, Woking
  • UEA campus
  • Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Holywell, Flintshire

​Boots currently still has more than 2,000 stores across the UK.