The German ANWR group has presented a package of financial and measures to support its retail members through the corona crisis, and one of its affiliated buying groups, Sport 2000, has outlined some measures of its own. For example, it has decided to accelerate the launch of its international e-commerce platform,, to next week in order to generate online sales for its retail members while their stores remain closed.

On the financial side, it will extend deadlines for the payment of bills. Affiliates in its “Freetail” cooperation program will be exempted from the payment of fees for the next three months. Sport 2000 is asking suppliers to revalue outstanding invoices and to stop or postpone open deliveries in order to safeguard small and medium-sized retailers.