Earlier this year, Boots announced that a series of closures would take place across the UK in a major shakeup to its property portfolio.
The health and beauty giant confirmed that 300 stores will close its doors over a 12-month period, with many shutting down within a matter of weeks.
While several sites have already left British high streets, locals in Wakefield are next on the list to bid farewell to their community Boots shops.
According to the retailer, this is because the stores were not expected to meet their financial targets, and also due to the fact that the locations are in very close proximity to one another.
Despite efforts from local residents in Eastmoor to save the pharmacy, the shop is expected to close today, Friday, October 6.
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Boots stores closing this weekend
The two sites expected to cease trading in Wakefield, Yorkshire are:
- Windhill Road, Wakefield – October 6
- Upper Warrengate, Wakefield – October 7
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With their fate now sealed, it is unlikely that the retailer will reverse its decision to shut the two branches, despite successful efforts from Surrey residents in doing so in recent weeks.
Locals in a small village known as Farncombe rescued their local Boots store by campaigning for it to stay as a valuable lifeline to the community.
Their petition received more than 1,200 signatures despite the village population being just 3,500.
Campaigner Daniel Husseini told Surrey Live: “People were talking about how vital it is and the added pressure that would be on the other stores.”
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Boots stores closing in 2023
Boots customers elsewhere in England could also lose their local store this year with further closures already scheduled.
Glastonbury – October 13
Uppingham Road, Leicester – October 13
Kings Square, York – October 28
Warminster – October 28
Guildford Road, Woking – end of October
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth – November
High Row, Darlington – November 3
Mudge Way, Plymouth – November 18
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