Shares in the clothing retailer, Hallenstein Glasson have gained 3%, after a profit upgrade.
The company's sales rose 6.5% to $116 million in the six months to the beginning of February, compared with the same period a year ago.
The retailer operates the Hallestein, Glassons and Storm chains.
Hallenstein said Christmas and New Year sales were robust in New Zealand, though Glassons sales in Australia have had a more difficult time and not met expectations.
It predicts a full year profit of $10.3 - $10.5 million, an increase of about 15% compared with the previous period a year ago.
It says margins have improved and stock levels continue to be well controlled.