The Japanese-based optical retailer JINS reported a 56.2 percent year-on-year increase in Q3 revenues, reaching total sales of 16,098 million yen (€124.1m-$146.4m). The domestic market, which accounts for roughly 80 percent of the company’s revenues, grew by 66.9 percent while the international market segment increased by 40.4 percent. Beyond the favorable comparison basis with the previous year for Covid-19 related reasons, JINS said that the the success of its 1-Day contact lenses free trial campaign as well as by its Pokémon license contributed to the sales’ growth. For the first nine months of the current financial year, the group reported a 14.2 percent year-on-year increase in revenues to JPT47,741 million (€367.9m-$434.2m) and a 2 percentage-point hike in operating margin to 8.4 percent. 2021 nine-month sales were 6.0 percent higher than for the same period in 2019. The company increased its total number of stores by 6 units to a total of 646 in the last three months.