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Boots UK Unveils Its Beauty-full New Store in Handforth Dean

22 March 2017
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The Boots UK team are working hard to get all of the finishing touches in place and opened their brand new beauty destination-store this week.

The 1,100 sqft store will be a significant addition to the Handforth Dean Retail Park, and will have a real focus on beauty, offering a range of premium beauty brands including Estee Lauder, Clinique and No7.

Lynda Wilson, Store Manager, Boots UK, said “We understand that our customers love exciting new brands, particularly in beauty; which is why we’re thrilled to be offering our customers in Handforth one of our best ranges of premium cosmetics. All year round, our expert colleagues and beauty advisors will be on hand to demonstrate all of the latest beauty trends and products, with tips and tricks to help even our most glamorous customers.

“At Boots UK, we have over 165 years of healthcare and beauty experience, and are looking forward to helping our customers in Handforth feel good for many years to come.”

The new store has created roles for over 50 new employees in the area. Officially opening the store on Wednesday is June Curbishley, who has been a valued part of the local community for over 55 years, having started her career with Boots in 1962 in the Knutsford store as a Dispenser

Alan Wright, Centre Manager at Handforth Dean Retail Park, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming Boots to add to the exciting retail mix at Handforth Dean and relish their strength in attracting customers to shop at what is becoming a fantastic destination, benefiting our core customers and attracting new shoppers.”




  •          The interior of the store has been designed to offer an impressive, modern beauty space with a large perfume area, self-selection branded cosmetics including the leading NYX range, as well as premium beauty brands including Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Smashbox, and Liz Earle. 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.
  •          At the new store, customers will have access to a dedicated healthcare area that brings together a great range of healthcare products, including the exclusive Boots Pharmaceuticals range, as well as a consultation room where customers and patients will be able to access a range of vaccinations and other healthcare services including hair retention, erectile dysfunction and the new pneumonia service.
  •          Within the new 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 Jimmy Choo, Oakley, Ray Ban, Gucci, Boss and more. The practice will also offer an extensive range 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. 
  •          In addition, customers will be able to access to the entire Boots product range, through the Boots Order & Collect service*.


*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 for your local store opening hours. See for details.

For more information, please contact Bethan Simmons from the Boots UK Press Office on 0115 959 1188, or

About Boots UK

Boots UK (, 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 2,509* 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 of 31 August 2016 excluding equity method investments

About Handforth Dean

Handforth Dean Retail Park – developed as a joint venture in 1996 by Tesco and M&S, situated on the A34 with close links to the heart of Cheshire and close to Manchester Airport.  The site is managed by Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP via a Centre management team.  The stores are flagship status for Tesco and M&S are joined by Outfit and Boots as the complete retail offer.  And with a busy petrol station and fine cafes this is the ideal destination to stop and shop.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023