Club OpticLibre, the French voluntary group of opticians, has reached an agreement to take over its Belgian peer Obos. The French company represents some 1,500 stores, 100 of which are in Belgium. With the tie-up, the network will exceed 1,700 locations and the firm aims to have sales of more than €150 million in 2021.

Club Optic Libre, which is run by Jean-Luc Selignan, plans to become the largest buying group for independent opticians in France and in Europe.

As part of the deal with Obos, Club OpticLibre will offer the services of the Belgian digital marketing agency Meye to all its members in Belgium and in France.