Clothing chain Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation said income grew in the second quarter of the year on net and same-store sales increases.

For the three months ended 27 November 2004, net income climbed to $41.7 million from $27.8m in the same period of 2003.

Sales for the second quarter were $875.7m versus $786.7m in 2003, while same-store sales rose 4.8 per cent in the quarter.

Burlington Coat Factory operates 360 stores throughout the US mainly under the name Burlington Coat Factory.