A joint statement from UFCW Local 400 & UFCW Local 27:

This morning, we were contacted by a representative from Shoppers’ parent company, UNFI, and informed that 13 Shoppers locations are being sold to other companies and four locations are being closed permanently. The complete list is below.

This is unacceptable. For the last year, we have requested, insisted, and demanded to be given information on the fate of these stores. We have sent letters to the UNFI CEO demanding a meeting. We have gathered support from elected officials and community leaders, and we have held protests and demonstrations to demand straight answers. In response, we have been met with silence.

Now, only a few minutes before UNFI issued a press release making the announcement, we are suddenly informed that stores are being sold or closed. This cold indifference is no way for UNFI to treat Shoppers employees or their union.

This is a developing situation and we are moving rapidly to address it. We intend to do everything in our power to hold UNFI accountable under the law and under our union contract.

We will announce next steps shortly and we will provide updates as soon as we have them. If any new information comes to light, we will share it with you immediately. We are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to your union representative or call your union headquarters:

UFCW Local 400: (301) 459-3400
UFCW Local 27: 410-337-2700 ext 800

List of Affected Shoppers Stores:

Five Shoppers locations being sold to Compare Foods by January 2, 2020:

Shoppers #2396 – Alameda
5600 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21239

Shoppers #2298 – Anchor Square
6500 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

Shoppers #2343 – Colmar Manor
3831 Bladensburg Road, Colmar Manor, MD 20722

Shoppers #2345 – Coral Hills
4801 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Shoppers #2352 – King Shop
7051 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Landover, MD 20785

Six Shoppers locations being sold to Lidl by January 2, 2020:

Shoppers #2338 – Annapolis
2371 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Shoppers #2295 – Brooklyn Park
5722 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Shoppers #2369 – Oxon Hill
6111 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Shoppers #2340 – Takoma Park
6881 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Shoppers #2371 – Wheaton
2201 Randolph Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Shoppers #2337 – Rolling Valley
9274 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke, VA 22015

Two Shoppers locations being sold to McKay’s on December 18, 2019:

Shoppers #2375 – Lexington Park
22599 MacArthur Boulevard, California, MD 20619

Shoppers #2349 – Waldorf
1170 Smallwood Drive W, Waldorf, MD 20603

Four Shoppers locations closing by end of January 2020:

Shoppers #2281 – Liberty Road
8212 Liberty Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Shoppers #2293 – Quarterfield
7858 Quarterfield Road, Severn, MD 21144

Shoppers #2344 – Bull Run
10864 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109

Shoppers #2365 – Potomac Yard
3801 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22305