Bata India posted net profit up by 29 percent to 409.8 million rupees (€6.0m-$7.4m) in the second quarter ended June 30, with sales up by 18 percent to INR4.3 billion (€63.1m-$78.0m). The sales performance was boosted by the opening of 48 new stores in the quarter. In first half of year 2012 the company opened a total of 119 new stores.