The Boots UK team celebrate 110 years of serving their local community in Bradford by proudly presenting their brand new store and Boots Opticians practice, which opened on Thursday 5 November 2015 as part of the new Westfield development in the Broadway Shopping Centre.
In an exciting time of redevelopment in Bradford, this new Boots store has been specifically designed to meet the pharmacy, health and beauty needs of its customers, and it was jointly unveiled by local school children fromGirlington Primary School and current and previous Boots colleagues who have worked in this community for many years. One of these colleagues is Rozita Kucharczuk, who tops the chart at an incredible 45 years of service – having started her career in Boots in the old Broadway Centre in Bradford in 1970.
Angela Gott, General Manager, Boots UK, Bradford Westfield Centre, said: “Over the years, many of our store team members have made remarkable friendships and relationships in the local community – and inviting these important colleagues to officially open our new store today is in recognition of their hard work and dedication to their patients and customers.”
Making a real difference to the Bradford community is a passion of the entire store team.
Angela, continues: “There are so many new and innovative aspects of the store that we’re very excited about, not only the new range of premium beauty brands, but also the integrated healthcare area, Boots Opticians practice, the new digital customer experience in-store, and the exciting services such as photo, Boots Order & Collect and many more.
“We have over 110 years of healthcare and beauty experience here in Bradford, and we are looking forward to helping our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible for many more years to come”
The new Boots Opticians practice was officially unveiled by school children fromGirlington Primary School, who while there were also able to choose a free book. The practice team are working hard with the National Literacy Trust as part of the Bradford Literacy Campaign to promote the joy of reading along with the importance of good eye health. 80 percent of a child’s learning occurs through sight1 and an undiagnosed vision problem can affect a child’s ability to concentrate for long periods of time and delay reading development. To help support children’s eye health and learning, the new practice will offer a library corner where children can discover books while waiting for their appointment. Bradford Bulls have supported the Bradford Literacy Campaign since its launch in 2014, and Chief Executive, Robbie Hunter-Paul, will be celebrating the opening of this new opticians practice from 12:00pm on Thursday 5 November 2015 by storytelling and distributing free books for early years children.
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The new store is over 18,000 sq ft, offering an extensive men’s and ladies’ perfume range, and will include a comprehensive beauty offering, with a number of premium brands including Smashbox and Benefit. It will also offer beauty and luxury bathing products that are only available at Boots UK, such as Soap & Glory, Champneys, and Boots own brands such as No7 and SEVENTEEN.
The store also offers a dedicated healthcare area which brings together pharmacy services, Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare in one place. The pharmacy services available include medicine check-ups, a flu vaccination service, and support services for those living with long-term conditions such as cancer, diabetes and asthma. In addition, the store will sell a complete range of healthcare products including the exclusive Boots Pharmaceuticals brand.
Innovative new services in the store also include a state of the art photo and digital offering, and the Boots Order & Collect service, which makes the entire Boots UK range available in-store by 12pm the next day².
Within the Boots Opticians practice, customers will receive the highest standards in professional and personal eye care advice and will also benefit from a wide range of products including Boots Opticians brand Kyusu and designer brands such as Oakleys, Vogue, Ghost, Versace, Ray Ban and Prada. The practice will also offer an extensive range for children including Ray Ban frames and sunglasses for children. Customers can also join the Boots Contact Lens Reward Scheme with lenses from just £4.50 per month and receive 10 percent off Boots branded products in Boots stores.
² Place an order online or in store before 8pm, for free collection in store after 12pm the next day, exclusions apply. The service is available Monday-Saturday in over 2,300 stores, excluding the Scottish Highlands/Islands, Jersey/Guernsey and Northern Ireland Stores. See the store locator on boots.com for your local store opening hours. See boots.com for details.
About Boots UK
Boots UK (boots.com), the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.
*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments
About Boots Opticians
Boots Opticians is one of the leading opticians in the UK with around 637* practices, of which 177* operate on a franchise basis. Around 30% of practices are located in Boots stores with the balance being standalone optical practices.
In August 2013, Boots Opticians became the first multiple optician in the UK to include digital retinal photography as a standard element of its eye test for customers of all ages.
De Rigo, a world leader in the design, production and distribution of high-end eyewear and sunwear, owns a 42 percent minority interest in Boots Opticians which it obtained in 2009 after Boots Opticians merged with Dollond & Aitchison to create the second largest optical chain in the UK.
* As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments.