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Recommended: Lunds & Byerlys To Close Twin Cities Pharmacies

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Edina-based grocer Lunds & Byerlys will close all 14 of its Twin Cities pharmacy locations at the end of the business day Tuesday, after the company said it no longer could absorb “significant losses.”

A spokesman said Friday that 27 pharmacy managers and staff pharmacists will lose their jobs, but technicians have been offered open jobs within the company.

“Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult for retail pharmacies given a number of economic challenges in the industry,” said a statement from Lund Food Holdings Inc., which operates 24 stores in the Twin Cities area and St. Cloud.

Prescriptions not picked up will be sent to the closest Walgreens, though patients can work with Lunds & Byerlys to route their records and future prescriptions to a preferred location.

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Lorrie began covering the supermarket and foodservice industries at Shelby Publishing in 1988, an English major fresh out of the University of Georgia. She began as an editorial assistant/proofreader (and continues to proofread everything, everywhere, in spite of herself). She spent three-plus decades with Shelby in various editorial roles, and after a detour into business development, rejoined Shelby in June 2024. "It's good to be back covering the greatest industry in the world," she says.

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