UK fashion operator Ted Baker said that its profit before tax remained unchanged for the interim period covering the 28 weeks to 11 August 2007.
 
The company reported a strong performance across its retail division, with sales up 15.1% to GBP45.4m (US$92.2m). Wholesale sales, however, were down 4.1% to GBP20.8m as had been previously anticipated.

Group revenue rose 8.3% for the first-half, to GBP66.2m, while profit before tax remained at GBP7.0m.

Ray Kelvin, founder and chief executive of Ted Baker, said: "I am delighted to report another excellent performance for the group as Ted Baker's attention to detail and high product quality continues to drive the growth of the brand.

"The initial response to our autumn/winter collections has been very positive and we remain dedicated to the careful international expansion of the brand, through our multi-channel distribution strategy.

"The board is confident in the outcome for 2007 and looks forward to the future with confidence."