Internet footwear e-tailers shoe-shop.com is looking to set up in Europe this summer with the opening of a new sales and distribution centre in Holland.

The Middlesbrough company plan to expand into Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Scandanavia through the new centre, despite a poor return of sales of just 300 pairs of shoes a week.

Director of Shoe-shop.com, Steve Cochrane, sees the expansion programme as important to enable suppliers to the site to trade beyond the UK.