23 December 2010
HAL’s subsidiary Pearle Europe B.V. acquired 100% of the shares of Tide Ti, a sunglass- and optical retailer in Mexico. The shares were acquired from Safilo Group S.p.a (60%) and the founding shareholders (40%).
6 July 2010
We are pleased to announce that the activities of Pearle Europe and GrandVision will be combined, creating the second largest optical retail company in the world. The company will have more than 4,000 stores in 40 countries and system wide sales of more than € 2.5 billion.