Footwear retailer Accent Group posted $810.9 million in total sales for the first half of FY24, a 2.7% increase from a year earlier.

Net profit after tax stood at $42.2 million, down 27.6% year, impacted by transitional costs and store restructuring.

The company opened 72 new stores, bringing the total to 888 and expanded its customer base to 10 million.

Accent Group declared a flat interim dividend of 8.50 cents per share.