Holland & Barrett

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Holland & Barrett is the biggest chain of health food shops in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. It has a beans and sandals image despite being part of a private equity firm L1 Retail, which is owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.[1]

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Among the items found on their shelves are:

The BBC investigated Holland & Barrett's in-store food allergy testing. They found the results varied widely from shop to shop; an undercover reporter was told he was sensitive to dozens of foods.[5]


The company took part in the government's ill-fated Workfair program, which forced benefit claimants to work for free at their shops. The company withdrew after pickets and bad publicity.

MP David Tredinnick is known as The honourable Member for Holland and Barrett for his support of homoeopathy.[6]


Fittingly, Holland & Barrett employ a company called Woo to do their instore marketing.[7]

They also have a long-running offer where if you buy 2 products, the cheaper costs one penny. This accurately reflects the value of most of their products.

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