BERLIN — Hertie, the struggling German department store chain, filed for bankruptcy Thursday, underscoring weaknesses in the German retail sector.
The 73-door, second-tier group, owned by the British investment firms Dawnay Day (85 percent) and Hilco (15 percent) but based in Essen, Germany, has been operating at a loss. The stores, which are 21,500 square feet to 86,000 square feet, are located in smaller urban neighborhoods and employ 4,100 people.
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