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Future of Berlin's 14oz stores in doubt

The two 14oz stores owned by founder of Berlin trade show Bread & Butter Karl-Heinz Müller are being assessed to see if they are still financially viable.

The B&B business, comprising the trade show, 14oz stores and website, filed for insolvency on December 17, but the stores continued trading as normal.

However, liquidator Christian Graf Brockdorff has now decided to close the womenswear section of the Haus Cumberland 14oz store on Kurfürstendamm 194 on June 27.

A spokeswoman for B&B explained: “The shops weren’t affected until now, but they now have to be assessed to see if they are still financially viable.”

She said the men’s half of the store and the other 14oz store in the Mitte area of Berlin will continue to trade “for now”.

German etailer Zalando has signed a letter of intent to acquire the B&B business, which will bring the insolvency proceedings to an end by October 1. The deal does not affect the retail business.

Zalando and B&B are working a new concept for 2016, which will be announced later this year. The next edition of the trade show is due to take place as planned from July 7-9 at Tempelhof Airport.

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  • Wow what has happened to this wonderfull man , how come its all come so wrong!

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