Holland & Barrett
| Potentially edible!|
Holland & Barrett is the biggest chain of health food shops in the UK and UAE. 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.
Products and services
Among the items found on their shelves are:
- Homeopathic remedies
- Vitamin supplements at much higher doses than typically needed.
- Nutritional supplements
- Magic bracelets
- Shark cartilage
- Horny goat weed (Epimedium spp.)
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.
Fittingly, Holland & Barrett employ a company called Woo to do their instore marketing.
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.