Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Cork and, in future, across Ireland
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.7 - Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 November 2009
Employment effect (start)
19 November 2009
Foreseen end date


Boots, the major British healthcare and beauty retailer, intends to expand its operations in Ireland during the course of the next three years. Its aim is to nearly double the number of stores it runs in Ireland, and it is also seeking to enhance its pharmacy operations via acquisition. Boots presently has 55 stores in the Republic. In the immediate term, the company is opening a major new store in Cork, resulting in 100 new jobs. In total, including the new Cork store, 150 new jobs will be created by the end of 2009. Boots issued the following statement:

'We see Ireland as being a growth opportunity for us, even though the current trading environment is tough. We're bringing on 150 jobs here this year and job security is one of the biggest things we can offer right now, as behind construction, the retail industry has been the hardest hit in terms of job losses'.


  • 16 November 2009: The Irish Examiner


Eurofound (2009), Boots, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 69926, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69926.