Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.72 - Retail sale of footwear and leather goods in specialised stores

286 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2005
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


Austria’s market leader in shoes trading, Leder & Schuh International headquartered in Graz, which runs five distinct retail chains in a number of European countries, has been expanding both business and workforce throughout Europe for the last years. From 2005 to 2006 the number of stores all over Europe was increased from 287 to 298, with the total staff increased from 2,796 to 3,082. These figures were reported by Gottfried Maresch, the CEO of the enterprise, at a press conference held on 26 April 2007 in Vienna. This development is expected to continue also during 2007.


  • 26 April 2007: Der Standard


Eurofound (2007), Leder & Schuh, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 65292, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65292.