Now that the total of 36 joint Schöffel and Lowa stores in Germany, Austria and northern Italy have been closed for the time being due to the current situation, customers can choose online what they would like to buy and order by e-mail. If a consultation is required, assistance can be obtained by telephone.The purchase will then be put together by the geographically closest store and shipped free of charge. The participating stores are: Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Ingolstadt, Straubing, Stuttgart, Goslar, Karlsruhe, Bayreuth, Hamburg, Leipzig, Oldenburg, Todtnau, Tübingen, Regensburg, Siegen, Paderborn, Cologne, Mainz, Schwabmünchen, Sylt, Wiesbaden, Hanover, Passau, Nuremberg and Kassel. Ralf Seufert, managing director of Schöffel-Lowa Sportartikel, said: “Our stores are closed, but we have quickly set up a delivery and consultancy service. This allows our customers to choose the right outfit for their currently consciously reduced excursions and to secure special favorite items for later hiking adventures.” The company Schöffel-Lowa-Sportartikel, based in Schwabmünchen in Germany, is a joint venture of the two independently operating outdoor specialists Schöffel and Lowa, who each hold a 50 percent share in the company. Most of the stores are managed by franchise partners.