Boots introduces product donation points

Laura Jacobson
Head of Insight - RA UK
@RetailAnalysis

Date : 27 February 2020

Boots UK has partnered with The Hygiene Bank to collect toiletries and personal care items.

Drive to donate hygiene products

The trial launched in 25 locations at the end of February. If successful, it will be rolled out to more stores across the UK.

Shoppers are encouraged to donate new, unused and in-date products. These can be any brand and from any retailer.

Collected items will be redistributed via local charities. Most requested items include unisex shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste & toothbrushes, body wash, deodorant, nappies, baby wipes and toiletries, shaving foam and razors.

Lizzy Hall, founder of The Hygiene Bank commented "The partnership with Boots - one of the UK's best loved and trusted retailers - will not only give us a platform to raise awareness about the hidden issue of hygiene poverty, but will allow communities across the UK to easily get involved by donating the daily essentials”.

Soap & Glory collaboration with The Hygiene Bank

Boots' own brand Soap & Glory is also partnering with The Hygiene Bank for a two year collaboration.

Activity includes the donation of a shower gel for every Soap & Glory purchase made in Boots, either online or in-store.