Two years ago, the Sondermann-Brot bakery chain filed for bankruptcy for some parts of the company. Because of the Corona crisis, the affected branches cannot be saved.
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The traditional bakery chain Sondermann-Brot from North Rhine-Westphalia wants to close around half of its branches. This emerges from a press release from the company.
The chain had already filed for bankruptcy for some subsidiaries at the end of August 2018. These were under the care of an insolvency administrator, who, however, saw no future for the business. Due to the Corona crisis, the “perspective of an entrepreneurial solution for the previously stable business operations of the insolvent areas has been lost,” says the message.
Accordingly, the company wants to have 50 to 60 branches. When insolvency was filed in 2018, Sondermann operated more than 100 branches in North Rhine-Westphalia. However, it is not yet clear which branches are affected.
Bakery chain more than 70 years old
“Wherever possible, we want to give employees from these companies the chance of a new job at least under the previous conditions,” says Managing Director Hermann Sondermann according to the announcement.
Sondermann-Brot was founded in 1949 and had to file for bankruptcy in 2011. At that time, an investor joined the company.