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Boots tight-lipped about potential store closures in Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham and Bourne

Boots are tight-lipped after reports came out suggesting that more than 200 of its stores could close in the next two years.

The high street chain has stores in Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham and Bourne.

National reports quoting sources inside the firm's US owner, Walgreens Boots Alliance, suggested some stores were currently under review - the 200 figure equates to about 10 percent of its footprint - but that no decisions had yet been made.

Boots (11314509)
Boots (11314509)

A spokeswoman for Boots UK, said: “We currently do not have a major programme envisaged, but as you'd expect we always review underperforming stores and seek out opportunities for consolidation

"As is natural with a business of our size, we have stores opening, closing and relocating on a regular basis, but we have had around 2,500 stores open for several years now.

"In fact we’re investing in our stores – last year, we completed a huge merchandising project to update our self-selection cosmetics areas in 2,200 of our stores.

"We have recently announced the planned opening of a new flagship store in Covent Garden, London and the reinvention of our beauty business in 24 stores across the UK.

"We are being realistic about the future and that we will need to be agile to adapt to the changing landscape.”

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