Shoe retailer Brantano said its operating profit increased by 3.2 per cent to 18 million euros ($15.8m) in 2001. After-tax profit was 13 million euros in 2001, 5.7 per cent up on 2000. Of the company's 2001 turnover of 286.6 million euros, 124.8 million euros were generated by Brantano Belgium, and 161.8 million euros from its subsidiaries in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and the Middle East.