Holland & Barrett is set to increase its pay to store colleagues by 9 per cent, from £10.05 to £11 an hour, making the health and wellness company one of the highest-paying retailers on the high-street. Its distribution colleagues are to receive a 7 per cent increase from £10.71 to £11.46 an hour.
The new deal will start from 1st April and means the hourly rate for Holland & Barrett store colleagues has increased by 15 per cent in the last year.
Other benefits available to store colleagues includes a 25 per cent discount and free online delivery, life assurance for all colleagues, access to healthcare, free 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme, flexible holidays, access to gyms and wellbeing services, free folic acid for parents-to-be and a cycle to work scheme. All store colleagues are trained to receive nationally recognised health and wellness qualifications meaning they are Qualified To Advise (QTA).
Holland & Barrett was founded in 1870 and is one of the most established retailers in the UK with over 700 stores and a rapidly expanding ecommerce offering employing over 5,000 colleagues in the UK.
Anthony Houghton, Chief Operating Officer UK & ROI, Holland & Barrett comments: “We’ve been helping customers improve their health and wellness for over 150 years, and our colleagues are at the heart of how we do this – offering products, services information and advice to support the wellness of their customers in communities across the UK. We know our wellness starts with theirs, so we’re delighted to be able to increase pay again for our hourly paid colleagues.”