DEERFIELD, Ill., 9 July 2015 - Walgreens Boots Alliance today announces that it has acquired Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd, owner of the Liz Earle skincare brand. Liz Earle is an award-winning premium skincare range that uses naturally active ingredients and is recognized as one of the leading botanical brands in the UK.
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About Liz Earle
Liz Earle Beauty Co is an award-winning British beauty company committed to giving customers a range of simple yet effective products, together with exceptional levels of service and personalised honest advice. Created in 1995 and inspired by the gentle, healthy pace and rich botanical landscape of the Isle of Wight, Liz Earle naturally active products achieve radiantly healthy-looking skin for all skin types – even the most sensitive.
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
The company employs over 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,200* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics and Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As at 31 May 2015 including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 May 2015 including equity method investments