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“Meng Drogerie +” to replace former “dayli” drugstores
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“Meng Drogerie +” to replace former “dayli” drugstores

25.03.2014 From our online archive
Luxembourg will soon have a new chain of drugstores, as “Meng Drogerie +” is set to take over several of the former “dayli” shops, which were previously run by Schlecker.

(CS) Luxembourg will soon have a new chain of drugstores, as “Meng Drogerie +” is set to take over several of the former “dayli” shops, which were previously run by Schlecker.

The seemingly never-ending story of the Schlecker bankruptcy looks like it might be coming to an end. It all began when the German company folded in 2012. The future of the Luxembourg-branch of Schlecker remained uncertain for weeks.

In September that year it was revealed that the stores would go to Austrian company “dayli”. However, the optimism was short-lived, when the Schlecker successor filed for court-supervised restructuring less than a year later.

After a failed search for investors the remaining 28 shops finally closed earlier this year.

Now, a Luxembourg business has taken on the mission to establish a successful drugstore chain in the country with “Meng Drogerie +”. In an official statement, the company said that it had successfully negotiated new leases with several of the former shop real estate owners.

With the help of unnamed “European investors”, the company is able to provide an “attractive range of drugstore items.” Products will be sourced mainly from Germany and Luxembourg, with the aim to offer competitive prices and special deals.

The company will provide 60 new jobs in a first phase.

Curious customers can take a sneak peek at one of the new shops on Wednesday, March 26. From 8am to 7pm the shop in Pétange (19 Route de Luxembourg) will open its doors to shoppers, with staff on hand for feedback and suggestions.