Leder & Schuh, the largest shoe retailing group in Austria, reports a 5.6 percent sales increase for the first half of this year, in spite of a 2.3 percent decline in the national footwear market in real terms. The company is opening a new Humanic flagship store in the Plus City shopping center of Linz this month. Two other chains belonging to the group, Jello and Shoe4You, plan openings this Fall, also in Germany. Corti has inqugurated a new shopfit in the Südpark shopping center of Klagenfurt.