Expand in current markets, also through bolt-on acquisitions

Most national optical retail markets are still highly fragmented, with a significant proportion of independent retailers operating either relatively small chains or single stores. This provides the opportunity to expand through bolt-on acquisitions in existing markets, and to integrate these into our existing network.

We continuously review potential acquisition opportunities in mature and emerging markets, and pursue these whenever there is a sound business case. We also consider pure-play online propositions, if and when there is added value for our customers or synergies with the existing business, and service and quality levels are not compromised.