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Alliance Healthcare is the leading distributor and wholesaler of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products.

We deliver products to all of the nation's 15,800+ dispensing points — community pharmacies, dispensing doctors and hospitals. Through our network of distribution centres, we provide twice daily delivery to our customers throughout the UK.

Ordering facts

  • 12,000 product lines available twice a day*
  • 9,000 products available next day
  • 2.2 million items picked per day
  • 6,300 customer calls handled per day

Delivery facts

  • 16,500 dispensing points to reach twice a day
  • 26,000 deliveries per day
  • 42 million miles are driven per year
  • 50,000 totes and 6,000 parcels per day

We pride ourselves on the consistently high service levels we provide to our customers — frequency of delivery, product availability, delivery accuracy, timeliness and reliability at competitive prices. We also offer pharmacists innovative added-value services which help them to develop their own businesses.

We work closely with pharmaceutical manufacturers who are increasingly changing and adapting their approaches to distribution.

Find out more about our history, who we are and what we do, our mission, purpose & values, and our management team.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.  Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

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 healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesailing 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 the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network 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 the world's largest purchaser 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

* As at 31 May 2015 excluding equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 May 2015, excluding equity method investments