Alain Afflelou reports a sales increase of 7.1 percent to €256.3 million for its network of company-owned and franchised stores during the 1st half ended Oct. 31. The franchisees experienced a sales increase of 7.6 percent, including a 27 percent jump in Spain. On a same-store basis they grew by 2.8 percent, with increases of 2 percent in France and by 12.1 percent in Spain. Alain Afflelou's own consolidated revenues grew by 6.9 percent during the period to €70.4 million, with gains of 2.5 percent from franchising and 33.9 percent from company-owned stores.