Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
7 October 2008
Foreseen end date
28 February 2009


On 6 October 2008, the clothing retail company Sinn Leffers which belongs to Deutsche Industrie Holding (DHI) announced that it is to close 24 out of 47 outlets by the end of February 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs (out of 2,360 jobs). The measure includes cuts in administration and are according to the company a reaction to an immediate danger of insolvency. As of October 2008, there are no further details on dismissals or other measures.


  • 7 October 2008: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2008), Sinn Leffers, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 67208, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67208.