The Deichmann group has inaugurated a new upscale and modern format for its Roland chain of shoe stores. It has spent €4.3 million to expand and modernize its new Roland flagship store in Dortmund, which has reopened on 1,200 square meters after five months of work on the site. Deichmann operates 72 stores in Germany. The chain reached sales of €109 million in 2006, and they grew by 12 percent in the first ten months of this year.