We spoke with management at Shoppers in Germantown this morning and were told that the grocery store recently signed a new lease and will remain in the area for the foreseeable future.
An announcement was made back in 2018 that UNFI would acquire SUPERVALU, the parent company of Shoppers grocery stores. At the time, UNFI was clear in its plan to divest the retail business, which included the Shoppers Food banner.
UNFI then announced an agreement to sell 13 Shoppers locations to three separate grocery operators. They continued to own the Rockville and Germantown stores, but ended up keeping just the Germantown store. The Rockville location closed in January 2020 and Aldi will be moving in soon.
The Glenmont location was one of the locations that’s as sold, and Lidl opened in that location in February of this year.
UNFI has invested in advertising and worked on pricing at the Germantown location to remain competitive and profitable as they move forward.
The location is open from 6am until midnight every day and is one of few grocery stores in Montgomery County that offers beer and wine.