Anton Schlecker was born in Germany. Former butcher's apprentice owns and runs $10.3 billion (sales) Anton Schlecker drugstore chain; group's 14,000 locations account for 70% of Germany's drugstores. Has 3,000 stores in Austria, Holland, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Eastern Europe. Faced with increased competition at home, company has started its own drug mail order and wholesale businesses. Wife Christa and children Lars and Meike help run the business. Soccer fan. Enjoys sport cars, apparently owns a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Jaguar.
In July 2012 Anton Schlecker and his family declared bankruptcy and all Schlecker stores were been closed and were sold off to the appointed receivers
As of 2003, there were more than 13,000 stores across Europe, employing about 50,000 people and generating revenue of about 6
In 1999 they were convicted by the Landgericht Ulm of kidnapping and extortion
In 1998 Schlecker and his wife were given a suspended sentence of ten months each and fined one million euros by the Regional Court in Stuttgart for deceiving Schlecker employees into believing they were paid according to going pay rates
In 1987 his two children – Meike and Lars – were kidnapped
In 1975 he built his first drug store in Kirchheim unter Teck
Anton Schlecker (born 28 October 1944 in Ehingen) is a German businessman, founder and owner of the Schlecker drug store chain in Germany