Deadline looms for closure of popular Rugby pharmacy
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The parent company announced at the start of the year it would close all 237 of its sites inside the supermarket giant’s stores but keep its high street branches open.
A sign in the Rugby outlet provides an update that its last day will be this coming Monday, June 12.
It also confirms that the service is not being replaced: ‘There will NOT be another pharmacy taking over this business’.
It is limiting what it can do in these last few days and adds a farewell message: ‘Thank you for your loyalty and custom over the years, from your Lloyds Pharmacy team’.
The longer opening hours at Sainsbury’s helped relieve the pressure on nearby pharmacies, one of which, Avicenna in Bilton, axed its Saturday opening from early April this year to concentrate its opening hours on weekdays - an unexpected response to the rising demand from a growing population.