By Mark Davidson
Health & beauty specialist Boots will be operating an in-store pharmacy at Waitrose’s new outlet in the Channel Islands.
Waitrose opened in St Saviour, Jersey yesterday and in keeping with many of its UK counterparts has included the pharmacy at its first non-franchised store outside Britain.
The collaboration is a continuation of a partnership between the two retailers, which sees Boots operate a high number of in-store pharmacies at Waitrose shops across the UK.
Waitrose’s new Jersey store aims to stock many locally-sourced products, as well as support the local community with charity schemes and time-saving services like its Waitrose Delivery Service.
Graham Heald, Director of Retail Services at Waitrose, said: “We are delighted to at last be bringing our full range of quality food and distinctive service to Jersey; it’s somewhere that we’ve wanted to be for a long time.
“We’ve also been very impressed with the breadth and quality of produce available in Jersey and will have over 250 products from the island on our shelves.”
Further Channel Island stores will be opening in Rohais, Guernsey on March 10th, St Helier, Jersey on March 17th and Admiral Park, Guernsey on April 7th.
The St Saviour operation comes soon after the opening of the supermarket’s third franchised store in the Middle East.
David Morton, Waitrose Director of International Development, commented: “Expanding our business into the Middle East supports our long-term growth plans to make the Waitrose brand accessible to more people in more places.
“Following the excellent sales performance and positive customer response from customers in the region, we are thrilled to be opening our first store in Bahrain in such a unique location.”