New Zealand's Briscoe Group Limited saw sales of $82.4 million, being 10.53% higher than the $74.6 million reported for the same quarter of last year.

On a same store basis the Group's sales for the quarter were 5.01% ahead of the first quarter for last year.

Gross profit margin, in terms of both percentage and dollar contribution, is ahead of that generated for the first quarter of last year.

Rebel Sport sales increased 8.82% to $28.1 million. On a same store basis, Rebel Sport sales were 5.83% ahead of last year.

Group Managing Director Rod Duke said, “Briscoe Group has made a very pleasing start to the current year with both sales and gross profit returning satisfactory increases over the first quarter of last year.