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Boots Pauses Rent Payments On Some Irish Stores Until 'Fair' Post-COVID Rental Deal Is Struck

Published on Aug 17 2020 10:00 AM

Boots Pauses Rent Payments On Some Irish Stores Until 'Fair' Post-COVID Rental Deal Is Struck

Boots Ireland has said that it has paused payments on some of its Irish stores, until a fair post-COVID rental deal is struck.

“Since March of this year, Boots Ireland has remained committed to keeping stores open to ensure that pharmacy, healthcare and essential products are available to communities across the country at a time when they are needed the most. This is despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on our business," a Boots spokesperson said.

Boots Ireland which now has has almost 90 stores across Ireland highlighted that it has contacted a number of its larger commercial landlords to discuss options for rental and service charge payments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on its business.

'Paused Some Payments'

The retailer said that at this time that it has paused some payments while discussions were ongoing.

"We wish to work together with our landlords to reach fair agreements that support Boots as one of Ireland's essential businesses at this time," it said.

"This will help ensure a long-term and healthy future for the business allowing Boots to continue its role in providing vital pharmacy and healthcare services to communities across Ireland.”

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