Clothing chain Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd on Thursday said it sees a first half profit similar to last year's NZ$5.8 million as it posted a 2.5 per cent year-on-year rise in sales to NZ$90.4m (US$50m). The company said in a statement Australian sales grew 20 per cent in the six month period to NZ$9.1m and New Zealand sales one per cent to NZ$81.3m.