The pharmacy counter inside Sainsbury’s St Annes supermarket has closed as preparations are made for it to accommodate an Argos store.
Lloyd’s Pharmacy, who operated the facility at the store in St Andrew’s Road North, have confirmed that they took the decision to close after a new position offered inn the building to allow for the redevelopment wasn’t feasible.
“As part of our decision-making process, we looked at other community pharmacy provision in the area with a view to mitigating the impact on patients as much as possible.
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“Patients have been redirected to other pharmacies in the area, or to our online repeat prescription service, Echo, which comes with free delivery.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “The store is getting a refresh and a brand new Argos store will open inside soon. By bringing together the much-loved brands of Sainsbury’s and Argos under one roof, our customers will be able to enjoy greater convenience and access to thousands of technology, home and toy products while picking up their groceries.”
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