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Acuitis focusses on UK
Published:  04 April, 2017

French optical targets UK for expansion

KLM Retail has helped French optical and hearing care brand Acuitis secure its first three UK stores as part of a wider UK roll out. The brand, which has a strong track record across Europe for selling glasses, has a long-term ambition to secure 35 stores in major UK towns and cities.

Acuitis’ first 3,000 sq ft store on Tottenham Court Road opened last week after terms were agreed with landlord Derwent London. The retailer has also secured a 2,800-sq ft unit at thecentre:mk in Milton Keynes and a pre-let on 1,850 sq ft of space at Westgate Oxford.

Founded in 2010, Acuitis has 45 stores across France, Switzerland and Luxembourg and has built its success on combining unique designer collections with competitive pricing. KLM Retail has acted for the retailer and its UK partner Widex in agreeing three key deals to kickstart a nationwide roll out.