In the corona pandemic, retailers feel let down by the government.
Now they are attracting attention nationwide.
The Moosbuger fashion house Neu is also part of the campaign.
Moosburg - They are upset, utterly disappointed, and feel utterly let down by the government: the retailers. Exactly one week ago at 11 a.m., they made striking nationwide attention to their existence-threatening situation. The team from the Neu fashion house in Moosburg, with owners Martin Neu and Andrea Schätzl, also took part in the “We're drawing attention ...”.
Moosburg - They are upset, utterly disappointed, and feel utterly let down by the government: the retailers.
Exactly one week ago at 11 a.m., they made striking nationwide attention to their existence-threatening situation.
The team from the Neu fashion house in Moosburg, with owners Martin Neu and Andrea Schätzl, also took part in the “We're drawing attention ...”.
"With the Corona lockdowns in spring 2020 and now since December 16, we are practically locked up, it is like a state-imposed professional ban" - there is no other way to describe it, says Andrea Schätzl.
There is no planning security, and this is particularly important in the fashion industry.
Today, Monday, she is going to Munich to order the things for autumn / winter 2021.
Everything has to be ordered in advance, because because of this location nobody is producing anything in advance.
Many companies stay seated on their goods
In plain language this means: Not only the Neu fashion house in Moosburg, but also many others stay seated on their goods.
The second lockdown slowed down the Christmas business.
Meanwhile, the spring / summer goods for 2021 are piling up in the warehouse - trusting the promises made by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn that the retail sector will definitely not be affected by another lockdown.
Because: Because of the second lockdown, the autumn / winter collection could not be brought to the woman or man as intended.
As early as spring 2020, when the first lockdown hit retailers, especially in the fashion industry, hard, Martin Neu had to take out a loan for the goods that he was able to sell, if at all, due to the restricted opening times.
And now it looks the same with the autumn / winter goods and also with the already delivered collection for the spring / summer 2021 area.
The existence of the employees is also at stake
"It's terribly annoying and sad at the same time," says Andrea Schätzl, who, like Martin Neu, also thinks of the employees.
“Their very existence is also at stake.
The short-time work allowance only covers 60 percent of the salary, and an increase by the employer is not possible.
With zero income, of course, I can't top up anything, ”says owner Neu.
In the past year, which was marked by Covid-19, it became apparent in his industry that fashion is also a "perishable product".
Because: “The ordered goods have to be written off completely.
That means we can give them away, but we don't have anything to give away, ”says Andrea Schätzl.
Disappointed with the government
One can only speculate about what the future will bring: “I don't believe that it will continue in February - if we're lucky, then in March.
But as sad as it sounds: I think it will be Easter, ”she says.
The couple is particularly disappointed by the politicians, which support all those like Starbucks or Amazon who, unlike the Bavarian or German retail trade, have so far not paid any taxes, but have been “subsidized with our tax money,” adds Neu .
The retail outlets, which actually represent the “living heart of every city center”, should be adequately guaranteed reimbursement of the costs incurred, just like the restaurateurs.
Because “otherwise there is a risk of retail sales being sold out,” say Neu and Schätzl.
The dying away of the retail trade, because like many other affected industries it was left out in the financially out of the rain because of the pandemic, is also the dying away of a cultural asset wherever it has been “humiliated”.
Of course, the Neu in Moosburg fashion house also offers the “Call and Collect” service, and this is also used by customers.
You can place the order over the phone and make an appointment to pick it up or - what a service!
- even have the goods delivered.
In two weeks there should be digital shop windows
Not much has been earned, but the team is still happy about the customers who remain loyal to them even during lockdown times.
Andrea Schätzl presents individual items of clothing in numerous social media channels, but you can also admire the fashion in the shop windows in Herrnstrasse / Am Stadtplatz.
And in about two weeks digital shop windows will also be launched, reveals Martin Neu.
“We can be reached every day from morning to night,” assures the owner team.
The fact that only he and the customers were required to wear FFP2 masks was an additional thorn in Martin Neu's side when you see the looseness with which the discounters - "a sophisticated hygiene concept rather nil" - are dealt with.
But that should change from today, Monday, because then the following applies: FFP2 masks everywhere, and not only for the restricted or actually "locked away retail trade", as Andrea Schätzl calls it.
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