Boots: Cash-strapped shoppers help chemist post record-breaking Black Friday sales figures

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By Emily Hawkins High street stalwart Boots saw sales jump in its stores over its Christmas trading period, as the return of tourism and office-working proved a shot in the arm for its city locations. The privately owned chemist said like-for-like retail sales leapt 8.7 per cent in its first quarter to November, marking record-breaking sales on Black Friday. Footfall to stores had continued to recover from the side effects of the pandemic “at pace,” ahead of wider UK figures, bosses said on Thursday. A return to physical stores was boosted by commuters making a return to offices and an uptick …

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