Josef Seibel Retail, parent company of the German shoe retail chains Leiser and Schuhhof, resigned as a shareholder and buying partner of the Merkur Shoe Group (MSG), a German buying group for shoe retailers. Leiser and Schuhhof will no longer make arrangements with MSG from spring/summer 2015. Schuhpark Fascies, Fritz Frank Schuhe + Sport, Schuhhaus Klauser, Salamander Germany, Sutor Schuh and Tschümperlin remain shareholders of MSG. As previously reported, Merkur took over recently 23 of the 56 shoe shops of Fink Schuhe + Sport, the insolvent German retailer.