Mephisto opened two new mono-brand stores in Germany, managed by local partners, in Berlin and Lüneburg in August this year. Mephisto has a total of 874 mono-brand stores worldwide, 105 of them in China, about 100 in France and 35 in Germany. Altogether 36 new stores were opened in the first six months of this year, among them a few new stores in China and Japan, and all of them managed by local partners. New stores were also opened in Florence, Oslo, Casablanca, Paris, Krakow and Toulouse in the first half of this year. By the end of this year, Mephisto plans about 20 additional stores in Europe, Asia and America, including ones in Stockholm and Helsinki. The company expects a double-digit growth in 2013 as compared to 2012.