Annual Report 2017

Business and strategy

As a global leader in optical retailing, GrandVision has the vision to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world, thereby helping them realize their full potential in life. EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

With 7,001 stores in over 40 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia, GrandVision operates 30 leading retail banners. In addition to our optical store network, GrandVision has become a platform for eye care. Each year, a growing number of customers experience our wide range of expert vision services – online and in-store – and can make a choice from a unique assortment of prescription glasses, contact lenses and care products, and sunglasses, both with and without prescription lenses.

GrandVision has more than 36,000 employees, including highly qualified, dedicated vision experts who, next to best product advice, offer specialized services such as state-of-the-art eye testing, examinations and diagnostics.

As part of our mission, we are committed to growth and the achievement of a market leading position in each country we operate in, thereby creating value for all our stakeholders and foremost, our customers. We are pursuing a strategy to further expand our global presence and develop and deploy our leading-edge global capabilities.