US drug store giant in Boots deal

Press Association
Boots sign
Boots sign

The largest drug store chain in the US has signed a 6.7 billion US dollar (£4.3 billion) deal to take a 45% stake in Alliance Boots and could take full control by 2015.


Walgreens, which also trades as Duane Reade, said the strategic partnership with high street chain Boots, which is the market leader in Europe, will create the first global pharmacy business, with 11,000 stores in 12 countries.