Footwear retail group Stylo Plc reported steady progress in its trading performance in the six months to 4 August 2001, with a net loss more than halved at £1.9m compared with a loss of £5.2m last year. Net sales of £89.3m were £8.2m (8.4 per cent) below last year, but like-for-like sales showed an increase of 0.6 per cent.