Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale On A Fee Or Contract Basis
46.18 - Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products

908 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
16 April 2012
Foreseen end date


IhrPlatz, a German drugstore chain, is to cut 908 positions. The insolvency of drug store chain Schlecker affects Schlecker's subsidiary IhrPlatz, which, according to Schlecker's insolvency manager is far better off than the mother company and shall be restructured to finding a new owner. 

IhrPlatz' insolvency restructuring plan will come into effect after Easter. Restructuring plans by Schlecker's insolvency manager comprise the closure of 142 out of 612 IhrPlatz chain stores, which will involve the cut of 908 out of 5,350 jobs. As of yet, there is no indication of when all cuts will be implemented by.

In October 2012, trading cooperative Für Sie announced to acquire 44 branches of IhrPlatz, which means that 200 jobs are backed (see Factsheet 22537).

UPDATE 18.10.2012: Drugstore chain Rossmann reported that it has taken on 2,000 former Schlecker and IhrPlatz employees.


  • 18 October 2012: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 3 March 2012: Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • 2 March 2012: Financial Times Deutschland


Eurofound (2012), IhrPlatz, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 73323, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73323.