Update on Shoppers Grocery Stores

December 6, 2019
MCS Staff
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We received an update on Shoppers grocery stores this morning.

UPDATED to reflect the Glenmont location has been sold).

An announcement was made last year that UNFI would acquire SUPERVALU. UNFI was clear in its plan to divest the retail business, which includes the Shoppers Food banner.

We are told that UNFI announced an agreement to sell 13 Shoppers locations to three separate grocery operators. They will also close four additional Shoppers locations (the Glenmont location in MoCo has been sold).

UNFI will continue to own the Rockville and Germantown stores as they remain up for sale. We are told they will continue to invest in advertising and will work on prices to remain competitive and profitable moving forward, which could mean both stores will continue to operate for years to come.


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  1. Ken on December 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    So when you say “Rockville”, you mean the one on Nicholson Lane with the “Kensingon” mailing address, correct?

    • Alex Tsironis on December 7, 2019 at 12:24 am


  2. Will on December 7, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Who bought Glenmont?

    • Alex Tsironis on December 7, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      My guess is Lidl, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

      • EVAN Winston on December 9, 2019 at 11:43 pm

        Yes, Lidl…..in addition to the Wheaton location they also purchased 5 other Shoppers stores.

        There are still about 25 Shoppers in the Washington area waiting to be sold or closed.

        • Jennifer Lyons on January 31, 2020 at 11:03 am

          Is there any timeline as to when the Wheaton Lidl on Randolph Road will open?

  3. Nik on December 7, 2019 at 8:10 am

    They are the only place I’ve found that sells cronuts

  4. Sushma on December 9, 2019 at 2:02 am

    So what will happen to glenmont shoper’s place any other grocery store will come or not.

  5. Edward Wheeler on December 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    They sell blended chickpeas and Tahini in a can for cheap, Humus making has never been easier

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