Sabu, the German cooperative of independent shoe retailers, organized a special information event for affiliated retailers, the so-called Sabu-Forum, in Heilbronn on April 25. Roughly 170 affiliated retailers participated in the Sabu-Forum, which focused on the opportunities and future perspectives for the German retail industry. Digital developments as well as the new trade platform and stationary retail concepts were discussed during the event. Other topics were marketing, visual merchandising, shop design and the motivation and support of employees.