Lloyds Pharmacy confirms closure of one of its Grimsby stores

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 15 Nov 2017

Lloyds Pharmacy is to close its branch in Dudley Street, Grimsby.

In October, it announced the closure of 190 stores across England, due to changes in government policy.

In 2010 Lloydspharmacy had a turnover of £1.8 billion but last month, its parent company cited funding cuts and business rates for the move which will now affect one of its 11 Grimsby and Cleethorpes pharmacies.

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A spokesperson for Lloyds Pharmacy issued a statement saying: "We can confirm that we are in the process of closing our store on Dudley Street in Grimsby.

"This is an ongoing process, therefore it’s too early to give any further details.

"What we can say, is that both the employees of the stores and the local communities are cared for as a priority.

Lloyds Pharmacy, Dudley Street, Grimsby

"We do have alternative Lloyds Pharmacy stores in Grimsby and we are committed to providing the same levels of service to our customers and patients in the area."

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Lloyds Pharmacy is a community pharmacy and healthcare provider with over 1,650 pharmacies across the UK, mainly in community and health centre locations. They employ around 17,000 staff and dispense over 150 million prescription items every year.

The Dudley Street branch is currently open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm and Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm.

It is not clear how many staff are affected by the closure or if they will be relocated to other Lloyds Pharmacies in the area.

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