||John Boot opened a herbalist shop in Goose Gate, Nottingham.
||Jesse Boot was born in Nottingham.
||John's widow, Mary Boot, and son, Jesse began trading as M & J Boot, Herbalists.
||Jesse Boot took over control of the shop.
||Edgar Moss was born in Staffordshire.
||Boot & Company Ltd formed.
||Boots first pharmacist appointed
||Development of Boots manufacturing facilities around Island Street, Nottingham.
||Company renamed Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd.
||Flagship Boots store opened at Pelham Street, Nottingham.
||Boots Booklovers' Library established.
||Edgar Moss qualified as a pharmacist.
||Edgar Moss bought his first pharmacy business in Feltham.
||Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd sold to the United Drug Company of America
||Edgar Moss opened his second Moss pharmacy in Hayes.
||Edgar Moss opened his first warehouse in Feltham, in a corrugated iron army hut.
||John Boot became Chairman of Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd.
||Harold, son of Edgar Moss joined the Moss company as qualified pharmacist and manager of Southall store.
||Boots D1 Soap factory, the first building on the new Boots Beeston site, Nottingham, completed.
||Jesse Boot died at the age of 81
||Ownership of Boots returned to the UK.
||E. Moss Ltd formed. Harold Moss became Managing Director.
||No7 cosmetics launched by Boots.
||First Boots branch in New Zealand opened.
E. Moss Ltd moved premises to Fern Grove, Feltham.
||Soltan sun care range introduced by Boots.
||Boots established companies to carry out wholesale businesses in Australia, Canada, Pakistan and the Far East.
||Inauguration of the National Health Service.
||New Boots factory opened at Airdrie in Scotland to manufacture cosmetics.
New Boots factory near Bombay in India went into production.
Edgar Moss retired from E. Moss, but continued as a Governing Director.
||First self-service Boots stores trialed in London.
||John Boot retired as chairman of Boots.
||E. Moss Ltd opened its first photographic store in Staines
||Edgar Moss died at the age of 79
||New Boots The Chemists Headquarters office, D90 opened at Beeston.
Launch of 17 cosmetics by Boots.
Fern Grove Head Office and warehouse extensions completed by E. Moss.
||Boots launched Ibuprofen (Brufen) in the UK.
E. Moss Ltd. established an Industrial Sales Division
||Company renamed The Boots Company Ltd.
Acquisition of Crookes Laboratories Ltd by Boots.
||Harold Moss retired from the E.Moss business.
||Company renamed The Boots Company plc.
New Boots factory opened at Cramlington, Northumberland.
||Nurofen launched, following the approval of Ibuprofen as an over the counter analgesic.
Boots opened their first in-store optical practice.
||Boots (Retail Buying) Hong Kong Ltd established.
Moss became the sole supplier of medical supplies to British Airways
||Boots received the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement for the discovery and development of ibuprofen.
||Boots Opticians Ltd formed, with the acquisition of Clement Clarke Ltd and Curry and Paxton Ltd.
Boots Opticians became the UK's second largest retail optics chain.
||Natural Collection launched by Boots.
||Boots Contract Manufacturing and Boots Healthcare International established.
||UniChem Plc acquires Moss Chemists. The company begins a period of rapid expansion, acquiring an average of 65 branches per year.
||Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) computer installation completed in all Boots stores.
||Moss acquires the Selles Pharmacy chain based in the Hull area.
||Boots Pharmaceuticals sold to BASF.
Botanics skincare range launched by Boots.
||First Boots store in the Irish Republic opened, in Dublin.
||UniChem Plc merges with Alliance Santé to become Alliance UniChem making it one of the - largest pharmaceutical distributors in Europe.
Boots Advantage Card launched.
||Acquisition of Hayes, Conyngham and Robinson, and Connors, making Boots the largest retail pharmacy chain in Ireland.
||Moss Chemists re-launches itself as Moss Pharmacy.
||Bootsphoto.com launched - a new, complete e-photo service.
||Boots Opticians offer the world's first disposable hearing aid, Songbird.
Moss relocates its head office to Fern House, Feltham.
||Boots renamed Boots Group plc.
||Online shopping channel renamed boots.com.
||Moss begins development of its new Advanced Pharmacy Management System. The new system - is compliant with the new NHS contract and covers the requirements of not only England and Wales but also Scotland.
||Moss Pharmacy announced that its network of 878 community pharmacies were to be re-branded as Alliance Pharmacy.
Alliance Pharmacy announces the acquisition of Bairds Chemists in Northern Ireland. Bairds is the largest multiple - pharmacy chain in Northern Ireland
||Boots Healthcare International is sold to Reckitt Benckiser.
Boots Group merged with Alliance UniChem to form Alliance Boots plc, an international pharmacy-health and beauty group.
||Alliance Boots was acquired by AB Acquisitions Ltd.
||Start of the rebranding of Alliance Pharmacy stores to Boots.
Launch of Boots Laboratories skin care range in France and Portugal.
||Celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Boots brand.
Merger of Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison, forming the second largest optical chain in the UK.
Launch of No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum.
An automated central distribution centre opens in Nottingham.
BootsWebMD launches offering customers a health and wellness information portal.
Boots Extracts Fairtrade range launches; one of the first complete ranges of beauty care products to be certified as containing Fairtrade ingredients.
Boots Health Club now has 4.8million members.
Prince Charles visits the Boots site in Nottingham to discover more about Boots corporate social responsibility activities, in particular environmental progress.
||Boots brands are sold directly to third party retailers in the US and other countries.
In partnership with Mothercare, Boots introduced ‘mini club’ – a new clothing and accessories brand for babies and children up to 6 years old.
Boots Pharmaceuticals launches.
A three year charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support is announced.
||A new travel health service is launched in 11 stores in the London region.
||New No7 product launches include Beautiful Skin and Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum.
Shapers introduce a new ‘around the world’ food range.
Boots Advantage Card now has 17.8 million members.
A Boots store opens in the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Both Boots UK and Boots Opticians were ranked in the ‘Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to work for’ awards – third year running.
No7 Foundation Match Made Service launched in August, exclusive to Boots.
Botanics range re-launched.
||Boots UK extends their hearingcare partnership with Sonova.
The travel health service is now available in over 100 stores and 16 doctors’ surgeries are located in Boots.
It is estimated that 90% of the UK population are within a 10 minute drive of a Boots store.