Boots stores in Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay are among several in Wales set to close in the early months of 2024.

Boots revealed in June 2023 it would be closing 300 stores in the UK in the next 12 months which will see it reduce its portfolio from 2,200 to 1,900 sites.

A Boots spokesperson, at the time, said: “Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up-to-date environment.”

Boots is owned by US company Walgreens Boots Alliance, who added that the closures were aimed at optimising locations and opening hours.

Global chief financial officer at Walgreens previously, James Kehoem, said: “We will continue to optimise our locations and opening hours and expect to close an additional 300 locations in the UK and 150 locations in the US."

The stores being closed are said to be those in close proximity to other sites.

Boots said there are no proposed redundancies despite the plan, with affected workers to be redeployed.

Where is Boots closing stores in the UK?

More than 20 Boots stores have already closed in 2023 including in areas like York, Exter and Leicester.

While the Boots stores set to close in early 2024 have also been revealed:

  • Pemberton, Wigan - January 26
  • Staple Hill, Bristol - January 27
  • Littlehampton, West Sussex - January 29
  • Hough Lane, Leyland, Lancashire - January 2024
  • Clifton, York - February 17
  • Landford Road, Liverpool - February 2024
  • East Parade, Heworth, York - March 9
  • Rhos-on-Sea, Wales - March 23
  • Anglia Square, Norfolk - March 2024
  • North Kenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne - March 2024
  • Pool, Redruth - March 2024
  • Colwyn Bay, Wales - April 6
  • Caerleon Road, Newport, Wales - early 2024
  • Chepstow Road, Newport, Wales - early 2024
  • Carlyon Road, St Austell, Cornwall - early 2024
  • St Blazey, Cornwall - early 2024
  • Lurgan, Northern Ireland - no date
  • Chard Road, Plymouth - no date
  • Mannamead Road, Plymouth - no date
  • Claremont Street, Plymouth - no date
  • Portland Walk, Barrow - no date
  • Gestridge Road, Teignbridge - no date
  • Front Street, Prudhoe - no date

Boots stores set to close will inform customers in advance of closures.

You can see all the Boots stores that have closed or are going to close on the interactive map below.

Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay among Boots stores closing in early 2024

The Boots stores in Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay are among those revealed to be closing in early 2024.

The Boots in Rhos-on-Sea will be the first of the two to close on March 23, while the Colwyn Bay store will shut for good on April 6. 

These closures come after the Boots Pharmacy in Craig-y-Don (on 17 Queen's Road, Llandudno) shut for good in July last year.

Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay are among four sites in Wales closing their doors for good in 2024 (revealed so far).

The other two Boots stores are both in Newport in South Wales.