Garant Germany and Sabu Schuh & Marketing announced support for retailers affected by the flood and severe weather conditions in Eastern and Southern Germany. Affiliated retailers of Garant Germany are advised to contact the executive board in Düsseldorf or regional offices of Garant, if they are concerned. Depending on the situation, Garant offers an extension of payments on purchases free of charge, support for the cancellation of orders as well as aid for reconstruction. Sabu Schuh & Marketing also offers support for concerned retailers by extensions of payments and support for the postponement of orders. Affiliated retailers of Sabu offered to help their affected colleagues. Business partners coming from the shoe industry were asked to respect the difficult situation of concerned retailers, which is much worse than during the ‘hundred year flood' in 2002. Sabu and Garant are currently contacting all of their affiliated retailers in the affected regions.