Wortmann’s sales went up by 8.5 percent to €359.3 million during the first half of its 2007 financial year, ended Nov. 30, and the German group is projecting similar growth levels for the full year based on current orders. Sales should rise by 8 percent to around €740 million for the full year ending May 31. Sales in Germany rose by 13 percent in the latest 6-month period, exceeding market trends and representing 45 percent of the group’s total revenues. Wortmann is investing an 8-figure sum this year to push its Tamaris label and to support its successful concession-type store concept under this brand name. The number of Tamaris concessions is set to double this year to 160 units, of which 76 are going to be free-standing single-brand shops and the others shop-in-shops. The company produces over 65 million shoes, of which more than 25 million are in the fashion segment. Its own brands include Wortmann, Tamaris, Wendel, Marco Tozzi, Caprice, S.Oliver and Comma.