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Shoppers Food has started shutting down its pharmacies in Baltimore, D.C. region

Shoppers Food has started shutting down its pharmacies in Baltimore, D.C. region

Shoppers Food and Pharmacy has begun closing all pharmacies in its Baltimore and Washington area supermarkets.

The parent of Shoppers, which has 36 stores in the region, announced the pharmacy closures earlier this month to employees and the union representing workers. The chain’s 30 pharmacies were to start closing Tuesday and will continue to be shut down on a staggered basis.

A spokesman for the parent company, United Natural Foods Inc., did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

The company said it planned no layoffs of its pharmacy technicians, said Jonathan Williams, a spokesman for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, which represents Shoppers’...

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