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    Fielmann soft-launches lens fitting app

    2021-06-09T11:38:00Z

    In the year 2020, despite the Covid-19 crisis and related retail restrictions, online sales of prescription eyewear in Germany stagnated at around one percent of total market sales according to the latest statistics from the national opticians’ association ( ZVA ). Commenting on this somewhat surprising data in Fielmann ’s ...

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    Fielmann enters Czech market, eyes France

    2021-05-11T07:02:00Z

    During Fielmann ’s annual press conference, Marc Fielmann , CEO of the company, announced that the German-based retail group was about to enter the Czech Republic, a new step forward in its internationalization strategy. The first shop will be opened in Prague next month and the group ...

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    Internationalization fueled Fielmann Q1 sales' growth

    2021-04-30T11:57:00Z

    Fielmann Group reported a 9.2 percent year-on-year increase in external sales including VAT and changes in inventories to €444.9 million, a revenue level also higher than in Q1 2019. The increase was mostly attributable to the integration of the recently acquired Óptica Audiologia Universitaria business in ...

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    Eyewear industry stock prices up 10% in Q1

    2021-04-06T01:09:00Z

    Following the publication for the first time of our industry stock market capitalization at the start of the year, we are providing here a quarterly update for the evolution of the stock price of 19 stock listed companies operating in our core market, showing its evolution between Jan. 1 ...

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    German optical retailers’ customer service performance analyzed

    2021-03-07T03:04:00Z

    Focus , a German business magazine, looked at the performance in terms of customer service for 22,000 companies operating in 150 different sectors in the country. The research published a couple of weeks ago was based on the analysis by artificial intelligence tools of tens of thousands of online messages ...

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    Fielmann opens 34th store in Italy

    2021-02-21T17:02:00Z

    The German optical retailer Fielmann opened its 34th store in Italy and the sixth in the Veneto region. The store was opened in the center of Padua. It covers more than 270 square meters and carries over 850 models.  

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    Eyewear industry stocks grew by 6% in 2020

    2021-01-13T11:18:00Z

    We are publishing here for the first time our ranking of the main stock-listed eyewear industry companies, based on their stock market capitalization in euros at the end of 2020. The corresponding table also shows the change in market value from the previous year, both in local currency and euros. ...

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    Fielmann’s full-year sales slip to €1,425 million

    2021-01-11T10:22:00Z

    In 2020, Fielmann ’s consolidated sales slipped to €1,425 million from €1,520.7 million, while external sales, which include value-added tax and inventory changes, totalled €1,625 million, down from €1,764.6 million a year earlier. The pre-tax profit will reach nearly €170 million, down from €253.8 million in 2019, according to preliminary ...

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    Fielmann buys Óptica & AudiologÍa Universitaria in Spain

    2020-12-21T17:37:00Z

    In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fielmann , the German-based optical retailer, keeps expanding, as mapped out in its Vision 2025 strategic plan, with the acquisition of Óptica AudiologÍa Universitaria , one of the leading retail groups in Spain. The transaction will complete on Dec. 31. The details ...

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    Fielmann appoints a new executive director

    2020-12-13T14:50:00Z

    Fielmann has appointed K atja Gross as executive director in charge of human resources, effective on March 1. She takes over the responsibility from the company’s chief executive, Marc Fielmann , who held the position on an interim basis since 2018. As CEO, Marc Fielmann continues to ...

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    Fielmann opens its 31st store in Italy

    2020-12-08T17:48:00Z

    Fielmann opened its 31st store in Italy in the town of Parma. The 150 square-meter store has a staff of six and is located in the town’s historic center. The German retailer is expected to open at least another store in the country by the end of the ...

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    Fielmann opens 30th Italian store

    2020-11-16T16:33:00Z

    Fielmann has opened its 30th store in Italy. The more than 230 square meter shop is located in the center of Mantua. The German retailer plans to open at least two additional stores in the country by the end of the year. Fielmann entered the Italian market in ...

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    Fielmann warns that Covid second wave may affect full-year guidance

    2020-11-15T15:33:00Z

    Fielmann confirmed its updated full-year guidance but warned that the introduction of restrictive measures in most of its markets to tackle the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic could prompt it to review its forecasts. The company currently anticipates external sales, which include value-added tax, to exceed €1.6 billion, but ...

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    Fielmann raises FY guidance on better-than-expected Q3 results

    2020-10-01T05:56:00Z

    Fielmann posted “considerably” better-than-expected third-quarter results and has lifted its full-year guidance. According to preliminary estimates, consolidated sales were about €420 million compared with €400.0 million a year earlier and pre-tax profit is around €80 million against €78.5 million in the third quarter of 2019. The German eyewear ...

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    Fielmann opens 28th store in Italy

    2020-08-05T06:30:00Z

    Fielmann has opened its 28th store in Italy, and the second in Tuscany, in Livorno. The other Tuscan store was opened in Lucca last year. The 220 square-meter store is the first opening since the end of the coronavirus-related lockdown in Italy. The previous opening was in December ...

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    Fielmann’s first-half sales drop to €611 million

    2020-07-09T17:53:00Z

    Fielmann ’s first-half sales declined to 3.1 million glasses from 4.1 million a year earlier, while consolidated revenues dropped to a preliminary estimate of €611 million from €758.2 million due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. External sales, including value-added tax and inventory, slipped to €710 million from €884.4 ...

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    ​Fielmann active in Covid-19 combat

    2020-06-22T06:47:00Z

    Fielmann , the German optical retailer, and the Fielmann family, which owns it, have been active in taking part in the combat against the Covid-19 pandemic. The family donated 1 million surgical masks to each of the states of Brandenburg, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The 3 million masks were bought ...

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    Fielmann buys 10% stake in a provider of wearables, augmented reality solutions

    2020-05-21T20:49:00Z

    Fielmann is further pushing its digital agenda thanks to an alliance with Ubimax , a provider of computing technologies and augmented reality solutions. Tightening its strategic partnership with Ubimax , it has purchased a 10 percent stake in the company through a capital increase. The acquistion was carried ...

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    Fielmann’s Q1 sales and profits decline

    2020-05-04T11:14:00Z

    (updated) Blaming the coronavirus outbreak, Fielmann reported a sharp 74.8 percent drop in net income for the first quarter of 2020, down to €11.8 million, on a 7.0 percent decline in consolidated revenues to €352.9 million for the first quarter of this year. The number of glasses sold fell ...

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    Fielmann posts slightly higher profits for the year

    2020-04-05T13:34:00Z

    Fielmann ’s performance for 2019 seems to have confirmed the positive momentum that it had already reported for the first half of the year. According to preliminary figures, its consolidated sales for the 2019 financial year show an increase of about 6 percent to €1.52 billion as compared to €1.43 ...