François Feijoo, 53, has left the Vivarte group to run the Eram and Texto chains of shoe shops, starting on July 1. With 400 and 200 stores, respectively, and combined annual sales of around €300 million, they are among the main assets of the French Eram group, which had a turnover of €1.6 billion in 2012. Feijoo started off about 30 years ago at a small French shoe company, Myrys. He then worked at San Marina, a chain that was acquired in 2000 by Vivarte, where he subsequently led and successfully restructured two of its major shoe retail chains, Minelli and André. His place at André has been taken over by Ionel Giraud, who worked previously for Courrèges, Cartier and Chaumet.