Lloyds Pharmacy announced the withdrawal of pharmacy services from all Sainsbury’s stores over mounting “industry pressures” faced by the community pharmacies.
The company had 77 branches at the beginning of this year – out of which five branches closed their doors and transferred the ownership of the remaining 72 to others.
It was announced in June this year that Lloyds Pharmacy branches in Sainsbury’s will close its operation throughout 2023.
The following decision came after “changing market conditions” put 2,000 jobs on the line across the UK.
Four Lloyds Pharmacies inside Wales Sainsbury’s stores closed within days of the announcement and one in the Roath suburb of Cardiff as well.
The remaining 72 changed hands as confirmed by the figures obtained by WalesOnline on 5 October.