Ben Oliver confirmed to C+D that his branch on Charlotte Street, Macclesfield, ceased trading as a Lloydspharmacy on January 31 and reopened the next day under the Cohens Chemist name.
Mr Oliver said Cohens had taken on all of the Lloydspharmacy staff at the branch, so it is “the same as before” for the team of eight.
Cohens – which operates more than 200 pharmacies across England and Wales – said it could not comment on the acquisition and plans for the pharmacy.
The Macclesfield branch is one of 190 “commercially unviable” Lloydspharmacy branches in England where parent company Celesio UK announced last year it would cease trading, through “closure or divestments”.
C+D has now confirmed the location of 58 of these pharmacies (see map below). Lloydspharmacy will not confirm the location of the remaining 132 branches.
Where else is Lloydspharmacy ceasing trading?
You can use C+D's map to view the location of each of the 58 Lloydspharmacy branches so far confirmed for closure or sale.
Branches confirmed for closure are marked in purple, while those up for sale are marked in blue. Branches that have already been sold are marked in orange.