Marc Fielmann, the new chief executive of Fielmann, presented a plan at the company's annual meeting last month under which Germany's biggest optical retailer would take the lead throughout Europe by 2025, selling a quarter of all glasses on the continent and reaching an annual turnover of €2.3 billion. According to preliminary figures, Fielmann raised its external sales by about 5.5 percent in the second quarter to €444 million, with an increase of just over 5 percent on a same-store basis. Consolidated sales went up by 6.0 percent to €384 million and the pre-tax profit rose by 5.5 percent to €58 million.