Leather and suede clothing maker and retailer Danier Leather Inc on Wednesday posted a sharp slide in third quarter profit amid weak consumer spending and shipment delays caused by avalanches and a train smash. The Toronto-based company reported a net profit of C$454,000 for the quarter to March 29 versus C$2.5 million in the year-ago period, with sales down 11 per cent to C$41.4m from C$46.5m in early 2002.