Grand Vision

Grand Vision

The French based company Grand Vision operates over 550 opticians under various brands (including the UK's Vision Express in 11 European countries, 212 Photo Chain photographic equipment stores, and 215 Photo Service stores, selling and developing film, etc. [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/grandvision-s-a?cat=biz-fin] ] The company is publicly quoted on the Paris Bourse.

History

* 1981: Launched as Fotofast in Paris, offering one-hour film processing.
* 1989: Company opens opticians with one-hour service
* 1991: A Grand Optical store opens on the Champs
* 1993: Company is again renamed
* 1994: Company goes public as "Grand Optical Photoservice" on the Paris exchange.
* 1997: Company acquires Vision Express and is renamed "Grand Optical", emphasising its main focus has switched to its optical business.

References

External links

* [http://www.grandvision.com/en/ Official website]


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