The recent Aldi acquisition of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets will not include any of those stores’ pharmacies — all of which will be managed by Walgreens and CVS, according to reporting from the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union.
The agreement to outsource the pharmacies was made prior to the acquisition (Aldi does not run in-store pharmacies at any of its locations).
That decision could result in layoffs. Those who are employed by pharmacies at Winn-Dixie or Harveys Supermarkets will be able to seek out comparable positions with CVS and Walgreens, the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union reports.
Southeastern Grocers said it anticipates the transfer of all pharmacy-related patient files will be complete by the end of 2023.
Southeastern also operates four pharmacies under the Fresco y Mas brand, but those 28 stores are expected to be sold to the Fresco Retail Group LLC in the first quarter of 2024.
Aldi announced the purchase of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets (some 400 stores) on Aug. 16. The discount grocer has not yet indicated how many of those locations it plans to convert to Aldis.
Aldi CEO Jason Hart said stores which are not turned into Aldis will keep the Winn- Dixie and Harvey’s Supermarkets label.