Garvalin, the Spanish brand of children's shoes, sold about two million pairs of shoes in over 40 countries worldwide in 2012. In the U.S., the brand sold 25,000 pairs and it expects to increase sales there by 30 percent, as compared to 2012, by the end of this year. With regard to its total sales, Garvalin expects them to increase by 10 percent in 2013. In order to strengthen its position in the U.S., where it is most successful on the West Coast, Garvalin plans to set up a joint venture with its U.S. distributor, which is based on the East Coast. An office from where all sales in the U.S. will be managed, is to be opened in January 2014. The Spanish brand also aims to strengthen its position in Eastern Europe, where it has been sold since 2012.