Optic 2000 has reported a 5.7 percent increase in its sales in Switzerland last year. The French buying and franchising group opened, in February, the first of five new stores planned for Switzerland in 2013, adding to the 47 affiliated stores it has. In the same month, Optic 2000 signed a partnership deal with Visana, a major Swiss insurance company, giving their approximately one million insured clients preferential rates. Optic 2000 has positioned itself as the largest group of independent opticians in Switzerland. Optic 2000 is also a sponsor of the Coupe de Suisse, a major football tournament in Switzerland.