Boots is to close 300 of its shops over the next 12 months.
The news comes on the same day parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance reported Boots had “strong” retail sales and recorded growth.
While the affected stores have not been announced, the company said it will “consolidate” branches that are close to each other. Following the closures there will be 1,900 Boots branches in the UK.
It is understood there are no “proposed” job losses as staff will be offered work at nearby Boots shops and a vast majority of closing outlets are within three miles of each other.