Robert Clergerie is said to have been able to turn around the French shoe company, named after himself, that he bought back in January 2005. The company reported a net profit of close to €1 million on sales of €23.6 million in 2005, after losses of €230,000 in 2003 and €3.3 million in 2004. The 24th store under his name is due to open next month in St. Petersburg.