Tuesday 29 September at 5pm
Retail sales in the UK at Alliance Boots edged up by just 0.7% in the six months to 30 September. The chemist said it had been hit by the weaker economy and reduced shopper numbers on the high street, especially outside London and the southeast.
Alliance Boots has reported a rise in like-for-like sales of 2.8% across its UK retail business in the past quarter. In an internal memo to staff, group chief executive Andy Hornby said the high street chemist had grown overall sales by 14.3% over the period to 31 December.
Wholesale giant AF Blakemore Son has launched a search for a new marketing director to take over from Ged Carter, who has left to join Alliance Boots. Carter joined Blakemore from Asda in October 2008 as Blakemore's first-ever...
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