Footwear manufacturer RG Barry Corp said on Wednesday its second-quarter loss widened as it was tripped up by slow slipper sales amid unseasonal weather.

The Ohio-based company said in a statement its net loss increased to $4.7 million, or 50 cents per share, from $3.6m, or 38 cents per share, in 2001. It said net sales fell slightly to $16.2m from $16.4m.