The German shoe retailer Schuh Schneider GmbH from Reutlingen closed its eleven stores after filing for bankruptcy at the end of March. The decision to close the businesses stems from the lack of guarantees to ensure their continuation. According to press reports, the company’s boss Steffen Marsik was on track to fulfill a multi-year restructuring plan until the emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to the parent company in Reutlingen, Schuh Schneider operated City Schuh and Tamaris stores in Reutlingen, Böblingen, Tübingen, Waiblingen, Stuttgart, Aalen and Esslingen. The company had been in existence for 156 years.

According to the insolvency administrator Michael Riegger, all locations have been closed and 72 employees dismissed. However, Schuh Schneider in Tübingen, which is managed by Jochen and Steffanie Schneider, is independent and not affected by the bankruptcy procedure.