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Boots To Close Two-Thirds Of Its Photo Labs

Boots is planning to close 220 of its in-store photo processing laboratories.

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As more people than ever are turning away from traditional photo printing, Boots has announced that it is planning to close many of its in-store photo labs in the UK.

Out of the 320 photo labs in operation, 220 will be closed and staff that will be affected will be taking part in a consultation that will last until August. As of yet, the company hasn't disclosed which stores will be affected but they have said that customers who will no longer have access to a photo lab will still be able to print images in-stores via an automated kiosk.

Films can also be sent away for developing at Boot's head office where they also produce photo gifts, an area of the market that's actually seen growth. More people than ever are also printing photos directly from smartphones so the company turning its focus to instant kiosks is understandable.

As well as photo gifts and smartphone prints, the instant film market is also seeing a revival with brands such as Fujifilm Instax not leaving Amazon's most popular lists

(Via Sky)

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