Our refund and returns policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened.
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at {email address}.

Sale items

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Sale items cannot be refunded.


We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at {email address} and send your item to: {physical address}.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and they will find out about your return.

Shipping returns

To return your product, you should mail your product to: {physical address}.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary.

If you are returning more expensive items, you may consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Need help?

Contact us at {email} for questions related to refunds and returns.

Tax Strategy

The principal activity of the Group is the global sale of Health & Wellness products and covers multiple jurisdictions. As of 30 September 2019, the Group operates a total of 1,660 stores and employs over 7,806 associates across Europe. The Group packages, markets, retails and wholesales a broad line of nutritional supplement products, including vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies, sports powders and drinks, as well as health food products which range from chilled and frozen to fruits, nuts, snacks and other items. We have differentiated ourselves from our mass market competitors by developing a specialist reputation, whilst at the same time offering high quality products at competitive prices.

The Group aims to create long-term value for shareholders. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer. Our business activities generate a substantial amount and variety of taxes. The taxes we pay and collect form a significant part of our economic contribution to the countries in which we operate. We are committed to complying with tax laws in a responsible manner and to having open and constructive relationships with tax authorities.

Commitment to Compliance

Our purpose is to create value on a sustainable basis by ensuring our commercial activities are organised in a tax efficient manner, whilst also ensuring compliance with all tax law and practice in all the territories in which we operate, including the UK which is our main place of business. In doing so we take into account the interest of all of our stakeholders and ensure effective interaction with tax authorities and transparency in relation to our tax affairs. Compliance for us means paying the right amount of tax in the right place at the right time and involves disclosing all relevant facts and circumstances to the tax authorities and claiming reliefs and incentives where available and operating in line with the commitments of this strategy.

Attitude Toward Tax Planning

In structuring our commercial activities we will consider, among other factors, the tax laws of the countries within which we operate with a view to maximising value on a sustainable basis for our shareholders. Any tax planning undertaken must:

  • Support genuine commercial and economic activity;
  • Be structured in a way such that the tax results are not inconsistent with the underlying economic consequences;
  • Comply with generally accepted custom and practice, in addition to the law and the intentions of parliament;
  • Be of a type that the tax authorities would expect;
  • Be consistent with, and be seen to be consistent with, the Group’s purpose and values; and
  • Have regard to the potential impact on our reputation and broader goals.

We will not undertake planning that is contrived or artificial. The Group will, where necessary, engage external advisors to help us manage our tax position where there is significant uncertainty or complexity relating to a particular issue.

Level of Tax Risk Accepted

We acknowledge that tax risks will arise from time to time in relation to the interpretation of tax law and the nature of our tax compliance arrangements, given the size of our business. While the Group does not have a prescribed level of acceptable tax risk, tax risks are identified, evaluated, managed and monitored on a case by case basis to ensure they remain in line with the Group’s overall low tax risk appetite. Where there is significant uncertainty or complexity in relation to a risk, external advice may be sought from our professional advisors and also discussed with HMRC to ensure transparency and compliance in our approach.

Approach to Dealing with HMRC

We have a positive relationship with HMRC which is based on honesty, integrity, respect and fairness and in a spirit of co-operative compliance. We communicate with HMRC on a regular basis via our interactions with our Customer Compliance Manager (“CCM”) and we proactively engage in discussions with HMRC to resolve uncertain tax matters. We will seek to resolve any disputed matters through pro-active and transparent discussion and negotiation with HMRC.

Approach to tax risk management and governance arrangements

This strategy is approved, owned and overseen by the UK Board of Directors. The governance of tax risk follows the tax accounting controls and formal procedures required by the Senior Accounting Officer (“SAO”) legislation which ensures that significant tax related decisions are subject to review and approval by appropriately qualified and experienced staff and that all UK tax obligations are met. The Group has a strategic aim to achieve a low tax risk rating as determined by HMRC’s Business Risk Review process. Specifically, the Group Tax Manager takes responsibility for day to day tax affairs whilst the Group Chief Financial Officer takes the ultimate responsibility for tax and is also the designated SAO.

The publication of this strategy statement is regarded as satisfying the statutory obligation under Para 16(2), Schedule 19, Finance Act 2016 for all the companies in the Holland & Barrett Group as disclosed to our CCM.