Le Château Inc (TSE: CTU.A) today reported sales of $36.4m for the second quarter ended July 29, 2000, compared with sales of $41m for the same period last year. The Company recorded a net loss for the quarter of $1,333,000 or $0.27 per share compared to a net profit of $1,098,000 or $0.22 per share for the same period the previous year.Herschel Segal, Le Château's chairman, said: "The weak sales, which commenced in the first quarter, persisted through the second quarter, necessitating aggressive promotions resulting in lower gross margins. To date, our customers have shown a positive response towards our new fall collection, giving us confidence of a stronger sales trend for the remainder of the year."