A MAJOR supermarket is to axe over 200 pharmacies from its stores.
Sainsbury’s will close its LloydPharmacy services across 237 branches.
A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “LloydsPharmacy is withdrawing pharmacy services from our stores over the coming months.
“We will work with them to ensure customers are clear on how they can access an alternative pharmacy provision to meet their needs.”
Meanwhile, Kevin Birch, chief executive officer of LloydsPharmacy, said: “This decision has not been an easy one and we understand that our patients and customers may have questions about how the change will affect them.
“We would like to thank them for their continued support and assure them that we are committed to providing a smooth transition over the coming months.
“I am very grateful to all our colleagues for their dedication to our patients, customers and communities.”
It comes after Sainsbury’s apologised to customers after axing a clothing advert.
These are the locations where Sainsbury’s operates Lloyds Pharmacies:
- Nine Elms
- New Cross Gate
- Clapham Common
- Cromwell Road
- Charlton Riverside
- Lee Green
- Upper Norwood
- Ladbroke Grove
- Streatham Common
- Crystal Palace
- Low Hall
- Winchmore Hill
- Newbury Park
- Purley Way
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We have asked Sainsbury’s for the full list of branches that will see Lloyds Pharmacies close.