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Mais Óptica opens its flagship store in Portugal
22 Jun, 2011, Lisbon
Mais Óptica, one of the foremost chains of opticians in Spain and Portugal, opened its 20th store in Portugal in July. Located in Centro Comercial Colombo, in Lisbon, this will also be the brand's long for flagship store occupying 152 sqm.
C&W was responsible for this placement and the entire expansion of the Mais Óptica chain in Portugal since 1998, when the brand opened its first store in Portugal, in the district of Aveiro.
The Spanish chain has embarked on a major expansion in Portugal ever since, in order to establish the brand as the standard setter in quality of service, optical healthcare and fashion.
Carles Pla, the managing director of Mais Óptica, says “We are continuing to bet on the Portuguese market, and are going to open more stores and rebrand a number of national opticians under the Mais Óptica brand. We are supported by Cushman & Wakefield in this mission, which has been a key partner in our expansion, helping to find opportunities and make the most of them. Their professionalism, advice and unparalleled knowledge of the market are their greatest virtues".
According to Isabella Jurado-Blanco, associate of Cushman & Wakefield's retail department in Portugal and in charge of the Mais Óptica's expansion "it has been a pleasure working with this highly experienced co-operative retailer since the brand began its expansion in Portugal. We have worked alongside Mais Óptica in the search of stores, and in the negotiations and renegotiations of the respective contracts throughout our mandate".
In recent years Cushman & Wakefield has been in charge of the expansion of several national and international retailers in Portugal, such as Aldo, Claires, Virgin Active, Primark, Game and others.