Boots ends 130 years of manufacturing as it sells off factories

Concern over 1,100 jobs at historic Nottinghamshire site after French firm Fareva signs deal with Walgreens Boots Alliance

Unions have raised concerns about the future of more than 1,000 UK manufacturing jobs after the owner of Boots sold its manufacturing business to France-based specialist Fareva, including the Nottingham factory that it opened in the 1930s.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said Fareva had signed a 10-year deal to supply it with products from its own ranges, including No7, Liz Earle and Soltan, after taking over its BCM manufacturing business, which has factories making toiletries and healthcare products in the UK, France and Germany.

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