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Do you squish and sit? Or fold and roll?

31 July 2015
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Love it or loathe it, holiday packing is a sure sign that your long-awaited summer break is just around the corner. New research from Boots UK* reveals that despite most of us (52%) using a ‘fold and roll‘ technique to make the most of all the space, just as many of us (54%) end up removing the very essentials we want to take with us due to lack of space with shoes, clothes and books among the essentials we end up taking out.

However Boots are on hand to help with your holiday packing meaning compromising on luggage space is a thing of the past. Thanks to Order & Collect you can fit even more into your suitcase this summer by collecting your pre-ordered holiday items from Boots airside stores once you’re through security.

Order & Collect means you can leave out your toiletries so you can pack your favourite bikini and heels instead. You can also pick up your shampoos and other body products at the airport before you embark on your trip. By simply ordering on at least five working days before you travel, your holiday shop will be waiting for you before you fly off on your trip safe in the knowledge that you have the essentials you wanted to make the most out of your holiday.

Andy Miles, Head of E-Commerce at Boots UK, said "We know that even the most organised luggage packer will need to leave behind holiday essentials each year due to the space restrictions.  We want to help our customers experience the best holiday possible this summer by taking some of the hassle out of packing. Order & Collectmeans customers can trust us to have their summer holiday essentials waiting for them at their Boots airport store of choice.”
So this summer, why not try the Order & Collect service and ensure you have essentials you need to feel your best when you are away.

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Notes to Editors
i. Visit to check specific delivery times for your chosen store
ii. Collection of items for hand luggage applies to direct flights only and excludes Australia. Order & Collect not available airside at Dublin Airport, Manchester Terminals 1 & 2, and landside at Birmingham International
Survey conducted by One Poll among 2,000 adults in April 2015
For further information, please contact the Boots Summer Team on 020 7025 6657 or email us
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 2,511* 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 May 2015 excluding equity method investments.


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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With over 2,200 stores and a team of around 51,000 colleagues, of which approximately 5,600 are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

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