FRANKFURT, April 8 German spectacles retailer
Fielmann said on Tuesday that first-quarter pretax
profit rose 23 percent to about 58 million euros ($80 million)
on 10 percent higher sales.
Quarterly sales rose to about 305 million euros and unit
sales increased by more than 9 percent to over 1.8 million pairs
of glasses, it said, citing preliminary figures.
Detailed quarterly results are to be released on April 28,
"It is currently not possible for us to make a prediction
for the year as a whole because seasonal and weather-related
effects cannot be excluded," the company said.
($1 = 0.7249 Euros)
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Erica Billingham)