is the name of a chain of department stores that was founded in 1882. A century later, it was purchased by the Karstadt group and the brand has undergone considerable change.
In Munich, the name Hertie was, for over a century, associated with the huge department store in Munich opposite Hauptbahnhof
. In September 2007 it changed its name to Karstadt
, although there were no other significant changes to the store itself.
name Hertie was then given to the smaller stores that were previously known as "Karstadt Kompakt", and came with a new logo.
On 31 Juli 2008, Hertie declared insolvency after the British owner Dawnay Day fell into financial trouble. The last of the stores closed on 15 August 2009.
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