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Boots UK today (August 24) announced an exclusive partnership with Deliveroo to provide 400 plus health and beauty products to consumers at their doorsteps.

The new partnership will launch at 14 pilot stores across the country including in Edinburgh, London and Nottingham. The offered product range varies from toiletries, baby essentials to bestselling beauty and medicines for minor ailments along with food and drink options.

With this, Deliveroo customers will now be able to access Boots products on-demand.

Paula Bobbett, director of boots.com at Boots UK, said: “We are very excited about this new partnership with Deliveroo and have carefully selected over 400 products for its launch to help our customers get the things they need, when they need them.

“It will be super handy for times when you need something urgently but can’t leave the house, like if you’re feeling unwell or are looking after your kids. Our online business continues to grow and this partnership offers our customers a new way to access our products quickly and easily.”

Boots saw a continued rise in online sales during successive lockdowns. Sales on the retailer’s website were up 85 per cent between 1 March 2020 and 1 March 2021 compared to the same period the previous year as shoppers turned online in lockdown.

Boots offers next day Click & Collect and home delivery for online orders and this new partnership with Deliveroo allows it to provide even greater speed to customers that need it in as little as 20 minutes.

Carlo Mocci, chief business officer – UKI at Deliveroo, said: “The new partnership builds on a period of strong growth and consumer engagement for Deliveroo in 2021 as it continues to rapidly expand its on-demand grocery and convenience offering with leading retailers. The new Boots partnership allows Deliveroo to further increase the choice and selection of on-demand convenience products to consumers.”

The partnership could expand to more Boots stores in the future if the pilot stores are successful, the company said.

Last year, Lloydspharmacy also partnered with Deliveroo, piloting a similar OTC medicines delivery service.

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