Portuguese shoe maker Kyaia has taken over domestic shoe retailers Sapatalia and Foreva for a combined price of €7.5 million.

Sapatalia operates 17 stores and has an annual turnover of approximately €7.0m, while 47 store-strong Foreva made turnover of around €17m.

The purchase comes as part of Kyaia's strategy to grow its distribution operations.

Kyaia's marketing chief executive officer Pedro Lopes said that Kyaia's total annual sales are expected to rise to approximately €100m by 2010.