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Shoppers College Park Survives Sales and Closures, for Now

Yesterday, Shoppers’ parent company, United Natural Foods Inc., UNFI, announced 13 Shoppers locations are being sold to other companies and four locations are being closed permanently.

Thankfully, the Shoppers in College Park is not in the list of these 17 stores. College Park store plus 21 other stores will remain open as “Shoppers” in the future, until further notice.

Earlier this year, UNFI closed Shoppers’ 30 in-store pharmacies and sold their prescription files and pharmacy inventories to CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. Founded in 1929, Shoppers serves the Baltimore, northern Virginia communities and District of Columbia markets.

Here is the list of the stores that will be sold or closed:

  • Five Shoppers locations being sold to Compare Foods by January 2, 2020. The stores are in Alameda (Baltimore), Anchor Square (Baltimore), Colmar Manor, Capitol Heights, and Landover.
  • Six Shoppers locations being sold to Lidl by January 2, 2020. They are in Annapolis, Brooklyn Park, Oxon Hill, Takoma Park, Wheaton, and Burke (Virginia).
  • Two Shoppers locations being sold to McKay’s on December 18, 2020. They are in Lexington Park, Waldorf
  • Four Shoppers locations closing by end of January 2020. They are in Liberty Road (Baltimore), Severn, Manassas, and Alexandria.

 

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