French fashion and footwear retailer Vivarte has posted a steep rise in first-half net profit to 32.1 million euros from 8.6 million euros in the year-ago period. The company said revenue edged up four per cent to 949 million euros and added that its borad has decided to propose a 4-for-1 stock split, with shareholders due to vote on the resolution at an extraordinary meeting on July 9.