• Q1 earnings edged up 7.6% to $9.9m
  • Net sales rose 4.7% to $198.5m
  • Same-store sales increased 3.4% 

Value-priced footwear retailer Shoe Carnival Inc has seen its first quarter profit rise 7.6% thanks to higher sales and controlled expenses.

"Athletic footwear, especially certain running styles, along with women's sport styled sandals contributed significantly to our first quarter comparable store sales increase," said Mark Lemond, president and CEO.

He added: "Our implementation team is making significant progress towards our goal of launching an e-commerce platform in the second half of this year. We are excited about the introduction of this new platform for sales growth and the national branding opportunity it will enable."