Fashion and footwear retailer Le Château Inc has posted a slight increase in first quarter net profit on rising sales and strong same-store sales growth. The Montreal-based operator of more than 160 stores posted net income of C$381,000 versus C$343,000 in the year-ago period with sales up 5.4 per cent to C$45.2m from C$42.9m and same-store sales up 4.3 per cent.