Shoppers Begins Closing Pharmacies

Inventory sold to CVS, Walgreens

The new owner of Shoppers Food and Pharmacy began closing its pharmacies Wednesday.

United Natural Foods (UNFI) sold its pharmacy inventory and prescriptions to CVS and Walgreens and is closing all of its pharmacies over the next couple of weeks, beginning with the Annapolis, Maryland, and Lorton, Virginia, locations. Those pharmacies’ inventories were transferred to CVS and Walgreens, respectively.

The Shoppers grocery stores remain open as UNFI looks for someone to buy the locations as it changes focus to wholesale foods.

UNFI provided the following statement: “As part of the continued evaluation of our retail banners in discontinued operations, UNFI has made the decision to sell the prescriptions and inventories at all 30 of its Shoppers pharmacies to CVS and Walgreens. The pharmacies will close to the general public through staggered closings to the new owners beginning Wednesday, April 24. We appreciate and thank our pharmacy customers and invite them to continue shopping at all our Shoppers locations for their grocery needs.”

The company said it will keep News4 updated about the sale of the stores.

News4 contacted the following Shoppers pharmacies to find out when they will close.

Wednesday, April 24

• Annapolis – CVS

• Lorton - Walgreens

Thursday, April 25

• Bowie - CVS

• Clinton - CVS

• College Park - CVS

Monday, April 29

• Crofton - CVS

• Forestville - CVS

• Germantown - CVS

• Severn - Walgreens

Tuesday, April 30

• Laurel, Fort Meade Rd - CVS

• Laurel, Baltimore Ave - CVS

• New Carrollton – CVS

• Kensington - CVS

Wednesday, May 1

• Oxon Hill - CVS

• Takoma Park - CVS

Thursday, May 2

• Wheaton - CVS

• Alexandria, Richmond Hwy - CVS

• Alexandria, Jefferson Davis Hwy - CVS

Monday, May 6

• Dumfries - CVS

• Fairfax - CVS

• Falls Church - CVS

• Franconia - CVS

Tuesday, May 7

• Manassas - CVS

• Stafford - CVS

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