We have reported about many bankruptcies and shutdowns in the German shoe retail sector in the past year. Schuhhaus Wachendorf, an important, family-owned shoe store in Bremen that was affiliated with the ANWR group, closed its doors on Dec. 17 after 140 years in operation, reports Schuhkurier. The 400-square-meter store was restructured several times under the management of Peter Schöler, a descendant of its founder who took over its management in 1982. The retailer was also running two Ecco stores in the city, but they were taken over by the Danish brand in September.

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