Bata Chile, a subsidiary of the Canadian manufacturer of clothing, footwear and sporting goods, is to open two new shoe retail chains next year.

The first will specialise in women's shoes and will operate under the MC (Marie Claire) brand, while the second will sell footwear for both men and women under the Urbano brand.

Bata Chile is also planning to refurbish 35 existing outlets and to expand its Bata retail chain in the country.