Alain Compiegne, a former executive of Darty and Salomon, has been appointed as general manager of La Generale d'Optique, one of the optical store chains of GrandVision in France. He replaces Alain Bruguerolle, who has been named general manager of GrandVision's products and services division. Meanwhile, GrandVision has acquired and additional 31 photo shops in the North of France through its own specialized chain, Photo Station, which has begun to move outside the country. It recently opened 8 Photo Station shops in Switzerland and Luxembourg.