Canadian fashion retailer Le Château has reported a drop in annual profit, following weaker sales during the year.

The chain said that sales for the 52-week period ended 30 January decreased 6.9% to $321.7m.

On a comparable week basis total sales decreased 5.8% while same-store sales decreased by 8.5%.

Net earnings for the year were $29.8m compared to $38.6m during last fiscal year.

The company has not provided further guidance at this stage.