Shoppers in Germantown, the last remaining Shoppers in Montgomery County, will be changing its hours starting December 26th. The grocery store, which was open 24 hours about a decade back, has been operating from 6am until midnight, 7 days a week. The grocery store will now be closing a couple hours earlier starting the day after Christmas– opening at 6am and closing at 10pm, 7 days a week. Shoppers Germantown is one of few grocery stores in Montgomery County that offers beer and wine.
Shoppers signed a new lease in 2021 to ensure that it will maintain its presence in Montgomery County 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. Rockville closed in 2020 and was replaced by Aldi. The Glenmont location was one of the locations that was sold, and Lidl opened in that location in February of 2021.
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