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Specsavers has opened its 100th store in Canada.

Specsavers Exceeds 100-Store Mark

Specsavers has opened its 100th store in Canada.

U.K.-based Specsavers expanded into Canada in 2022. The company’s Canadian operations are headquartered in Vancouver.

Specsavers announced the achievement in a news release. The 100 stores are located in B.C., Alberta and Ontario.

The eyewear and eyecare retailer recently announced that it will expand into Manitoba in the summer of 2024.

“As Specsavers surpasses its 100th store milestone, we intend to continue to show Canadians our unwavering commitment to eye health and community impact,” said Bill Moir, Specsavers Canada’s managing director, in a news release.

Every day, our colleagues and partners are delivering clinical and retail excellence in local communities while creating a great culture that is inclusive and driven by purpose.”

Specsavers said 20% of its Canadian locations have been open for less than six months, and the stores’ eyecare providers and retailers provided 250,000 eye exams and 450,000 pairs of glasses, respectively.

The stores are franchises co-owned by an optometry partner, who is a practising optometrist, and retail partner, who is either an optician or an experienced retail professional.

Photo: CNW Group/Specsavers


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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