Established in 1849 by the Boots family, Boots is the UK’s No. 1 health and beauty retailer. The early success of Boots was due to its high quality products at affordable prices. Today, UK customers still trust Boots to offer excellent quality and value. Boots has been creating health and beauty brands for over 160 years, giving our customers more choice with leading brands such as No7 and Botanics. Today, we still believe in Jesse Boot’s philosophy of employing experts in our shops worldwide to provide the very best advice to our customers. Boots’ reputation is built on over 160 years of providing consistently high standards of customer service. It is very important that Boots’ customers all over the world can enjoy the same levels of personal customer service, a truly unique product range and a welcoming shopping environment, all at great value.
Our relationship with MH Alshaya
M.H. Alshaya Co. first introduced Boots in the Middle East in 2006 with the launch of the first Boots store in Kuwait. Nine years later, Alshaya operates 90 Boots stores across its markets as part of its portfolio of over 2,600 stores across a range of customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Apart from Boots, Alshaya is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn and KidZania. Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe, and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.