The second quarter went better than the first one for Fielmann, which has reported consolidated sales of €449 million for the six months ended June 30, up from €416.8 million in the same period of the prior year. The German people are spending more on average for sophisticated lenses, company officials confirm. According to a preliminary statement, the leading German optical retailer's pre-tax profit rose to €80 million in the first half, compared with €55.8 million. Net income grew even more to around €56 million from €33.6 million, thanks to a reform in the German corporate taxation. The company opened 11 new stores during the period, raising the number of doors to 607, including those in other countries. Fielmann is still committed to expanding its store network by 25-30 units for the full year.