Leading Norwegian clothing retail chain Voice has posted a sharp rise in fourth quarter pre-tax profit to 2.6 million euros ($2.3m) from one million euros ($904,000) for the year-ago period In a news release, the firm said weaker sales due to a reduction in its number of stores had triggered a fall in fourth quarter sales to 27.4m euros ($23.9m) from 30.5m euros ($26.6m) in the same quarter of the previous year.