Shoe manufacturer and wholesaler International Trading Corp is looking to boost growth within the company with the development of its small retailing arm ABC-Mart shoe stores. The company opened its first shoe retailer back in 1990 and by March 2000 was operating a total of 21 stores. It is now hoping that by developing its trading arm it will be able to increase sales at the stores to about 13.5bn yen ($116m) in fiscal 2000 from the 10bn yen ($86m) recorded the previous year.