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If the retail stores have to close, many of them will not open again!
Along with 27 other retailers, NEW YORKER is drafting a public letter to the federal government in response to the renewed lockdown.
More than 3 million people in Germany work in retail trade every day. For centuries, the retail sector has been the beating and proud heart of Germany's city centers. In every second store, textiles, shoes or leather goods are sold. Until now!

Because another lockdown would be equivalent to the bankruptcy of thousands of retailers and thus the unemployment of their employees.

We are all aware of the seriousness of the pandemic. For months, we have been helping to overcome this crisis with well-founded hygiene concepts. But another closure of the stores during this Christmas period, which is very important for many retailers, would not only result in human and cultural erosion, but would also have irreparable economic consequences. We can't let that happen.

The entire letter from retailers to the German government sent on 12/13/20 can be read here: