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08. May 2024

In Q1 2024, Mister Spex reports 2% revenue growth for the Group and 5% for Germany

  • Mister Spex achieved net sales of €51.1 million in the first quarter of 2024, marking a 2% growth year-on-year
  • Consumer sentiment in Germany remains subdued, while the improvement continues at a slow pace
  • The earlier timing of Easter as well as warm weather, have impacted performance in the key categories in the first quarter
  • Mister Spex reconfirms guidance for 2024

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29. April 2024

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs and Gil Steyaert will run for the Supervisory Board of Mister Spex SE

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (60), an accomplished executive with an international career in luxury and fashion groups, is running for the Supervisory Board of Mister Spex SE. His nomination is endorsed by the current Supervisory Board. It is intended that, if elected, he will serve as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. With a background in business administration Lahrs held senior management positions at Cartier and Louis Vuitton in Northern Europe before he became President and CEO with Louis Vuitton in North America. At Christian Dior Couture he was Managing Director for the global business. As CEO and Chairman of Hugo Boss AG Lahrs steered the global expansion of the brand from 2008 till 2016 before he moved to Bottega Veneta as CEO where he successfully managed to bring new growth momentum to the brand, a member of Kering group. As Chairman of the Management Board at s.Oliver Group from 2019 till 2022 Lahrs orchestrated a restructuring program in a challenging moment for the fashion industry. With his long-term membership in the supervisory boards of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE and Ravensburger AG Lahrs brings a rich experience in corporate governance.

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27. March 2024

Mister Spex meets 2023 guidance, gains market share again and embarks on the next chapter of sustainable growth

  • In 2023, net revenue increased by 6% for the Group and 10% for Germany
  • Adjusted EBITDA reached € 0.9 million, an improvement of approx. € 9 million year-on-year
  • 2023 was affected by continuously low consumer sentiment and slow growth in the eyewear market offset by the consistent delivery of “Lean 4 Leverage” measures
  • Meticulous execution of “Lean 4 Leverage” program resulted in:
    • Accelerated growth in prescription glasses of 10% and another year of double-digit growth in sunglasses with a result of a 13% increase
    • Average order value (AOV) has increased by 7% overall and by 8% in prescription glasses
    • Decreased discounts, positive product mix and price increases drove gross margin to 50.6% (+212 bps year-on-year)
    • Rigorous cost management across all P&L lines in an environment of high inflation
  • Strategic outlook for 2024: Focus on value creation for our customers
    • Extensions to both product and service portfolio
    • Addressing a broader customer group both online and in brick-and-mortar stores
  • Financial outlook for 2024
    • Net revenue: low to mid-single digit percentage growth
    • Adjusted EBITDA margin: positive low single-digit percentage margin

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08. May 2024

In Q1 2024, Mister Spex reports 2% revenue growth for the Group and 5% for Germany

  • Mister Spex achieved net sales of €51.1 million in the first quarter of 2024, marking a 2% growth year-on-year
  • Consumer sentiment in Germany remains subdued, while the improvement continues at a slow pace
  • The earlier timing of Easter as well as warm weather, have impacted performance in the key categories in the first quarter
  • Mister Spex reconfirms guidance for 2024

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29. April 2024

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs and Gil Steyaert will run for the Supervisory Board of Mister Spex SE

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (60), an accomplished executive with an international career in luxury and fashion groups, is running for the Supervisory Board of Mister Spex SE. His nomination is endorsed by the current Supervisory Board. It is intended that, if elected, he will serve as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. With a background in business administration Lahrs held senior management positions at Cartier and Louis Vuitton in Northern Europe before he became President and CEO with Louis Vuitton in North America. At Christian Dior Couture he was Managing Director for the global business. As CEO and Chairman of Hugo Boss AG Lahrs steered the global expansion of the brand from 2008 till 2016 before he moved to Bottega Veneta as CEO where he successfully managed to bring new growth momentum to the brand, a member of Kering group. As Chairman of the Management Board at s.Oliver Group from 2019 till 2022 Lahrs orchestrated a restructuring program in a challenging moment for the fashion industry. With his long-term membership in the supervisory boards of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE and Ravensburger AG Lahrs brings a rich experience in corporate governance.

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27. March 2024

Mister Spex meets 2023 guidance, gains market share again and embarks on the next chapter of sustainable growth

  • In 2023, net revenue increased by 6% for the Group and 10% for Germany
  • Adjusted EBITDA reached € 0.9 million, an improvement of approx. € 9 million year-on-year
  • 2023 was affected by continuously low consumer sentiment and slow growth in the eyewear market offset by the consistent delivery of “Lean 4 Leverage” measures
  • Meticulous execution of “Lean 4 Leverage” program resulted in:
    • Accelerated growth in prescription glasses of 10% and another year of double-digit growth in sunglasses with a result of a 13% increase
    • Average order value (AOV) has increased by 7% overall and by 8% in prescription glasses
    • Decreased discounts, positive product mix and price increases drove gross margin to 50.6% (+212 bps year-on-year)
    • Rigorous cost management across all P&L lines in an environment of high inflation
  • Strategic outlook for 2024: Focus on value creation for our customers
    • Extensions to both product and service portfolio
    • Addressing a broader customer group both online and in brick-and-mortar stores
  • Financial outlook for 2024
    • Net revenue: low to mid-single digit percentage growth
    • Adjusted EBITDA margin: positive low single-digit percentage margin

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31. January 2024

Challenging market, strong results: Mister Spex confirms guidance with 6% revenue growth and positive adjusted EBITDA

  • Revenue increase to € 223 million (2022: € 210 million)
  • Revenue growth of 6% within the guidance range (mid-high single digit growth)
  • Adjusted EBITDA expected to be within guidance (positive adjusted EBITDA margin in the low single-digit percentage)
  • Growth supported by like-for-like [1] (LFL) sales of 3% in 2023
  • Strong balance sheet and liquidity position, with c. € 110 million of cash and cash equivalents
  • Outlook for 2024 will be published on 27th March with the annual report

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20. December 2023

Dr. Mirko Caspar has asked to step down as a Co-CEO of Mister Spex SE after twelve years service with the company

The Co-CEO of Mister Spex SE, Dr. Mirko Caspar, has asked to step down from the Management Board on 31st December 2023. He will support the company to ensure a proper handover.

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06. December 2023

Mister Spex continues to expand its store network: new stores in Sindelfingen, Bamberg and Rostock

  • Openings on 6 December in Sindelfingen, 13 December in Bamberg and 24 January in Rostock
  • Comprehensive range of optical services and advice in all stores
  • Range includes customised 3D printed frames

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09. November 2023

Mister Spex continues to outgrow the market and to improve its profitability in Q3 – guidance for 2023 confirmed

  • Key Q3 2023 financial highlights compared to prior year:
    • Total revenue €60 million, up 2% on top of an already strong Q3 2022
    • Second quarter in a row of positive adjusted EBITDA with achieving €0.2 million or 0.4% adjusted EBITDA margin
    • Healthy cash position of €117 million at the end of September
  • Key 9 months 2023 performance indicators compared to prior year:
    • Revenues grew by 6%, driven by 10% revenue increase in Germany
    • Gross margin increased by 149 basis points, achieving 49.1% for the first nine months of 2023
    • Adjusted EBITDA is a profit of €0.9 million or 0.5% adjusted EBITDA margin (2022 9M: Loss of €4.6 million)
  • Despite the current negative consumer sentiment and unseasonal weather patterns during Q3 the company reconfirms its guidance for the full year 2023

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31. October 2023

Mister Spex wins German Sustainability Award in the “Pharmacies and Medical Retail” sector

  • The decisive factor for the award is above all the company’s ecological and social commitment
  • In the future, Mister Spex will continue to work on topics such as product range, resource protection and corporate culture
  • The ceremony for the German Sustainability Award will take place on 23 November in Düsseldorf

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04. October 2023

Mister Spex launches “EyeD”, its first own custom collection of 3D-printed eyewear, enabling perfect fit and wearing comfort

  • In-house technology records relevant facial parameters by means of 3D scan
  • Outstanding wearing comfort due to the perfect fit and the lightness of the material
  • Customers can choose from six different models and seven colours
  • The individual glasses are currently available in 37 Mister Spex stores for 249 euros plus the lenses

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18. September 2023

Mister Spex appoints Stephan Schulz-Gohritz as Chief Financial Officer and strengthens its leadership team

  • Mister Spex appoints Stephan Schulz-Gohritz as its new CFO and member of the Management Board effective from 1 January 2024
  • Stephan brings more than 20 years of experience growing businesses both organically and via M&A, leading turnarounds and building strong teams
  • His current role is CFO and member of the board at BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
  • Previously, he spent 10 years at HARTMANN AG as CFO and Chief Retail Officer

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31. August 2023

Mister Spex announces robust H1 2023 performance with 8% revenue growth, a 293 basis points gross margin improvement and the return to a positive adjusted EBITDA

  • Key H1 2023 financial highlights compared to prior year:
    • Total revenue €117 million, up 8%
    • Gross margin increased by 293 basis points to 50.8%
    • Adjusted EBITDA €0.7 million, a €4.7 million improvement
    • Operating cash flow increased by €11.7 million to €8.6 million in H1 2023, healthy cash position of €124.3 million at end of H1
    • Strong performance in core categories: prescription glasses revenues increased by 13% and sunglasses increased by 18% leading to further market share gains
  • Key Q2 2023 performance indicators compared to prior year:
    • Revenues grew by 10%, with Germany segment growing at 14%
    • Adjusted EBITDA for Q2 of €2.3 million (2022 Q2 €0.6 million)
  • Despite the difficult consumer environment in Germany, there is no change to the company’s guidance for the full year 2023

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03. August 2023

Mister Spex opens its fifth own apprentice workshop in Cologne and welcomes a total of over 40 new apprentices in optics this year

  • On 1 August 2023, the fifth training workshop was opened directly above the flagship store in the centre of Cologne
  • This year, the prospective opticians will begin their training at Mister Spex in Berlin, Cologne, Münster, Reutlingen and Mannheim
  • Around 140 trainees have already started an apprenticeship in the optics sector at Mister Spex since 2016

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01. June 2023

Mister Spex announces change to its Management Board

  • Maren Kroll, Chief Human Resources Officer, will leave the company by mutual consent in June 2023 as part of the Lean 4 Leverage efficiency program
  • The position will not be replaced

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16. May 2023

Mister Spex celebrates 15 years of optician expertise with multimedia campaign that puts employees in the spotlight

  • Since its founding, Mister Spex has continuously outperformed the growth and sales figures of the ophthalmic market
  • The birthday campaign under the headline “15 years of optician expertise” portrays employees from various departments
  • The pictures and videos are now visible on various channels
  • From 1 June, a curated birthday collection will be available in a second campaign phase and a raffle will be launched in the stores

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11. May 2023

Mister Spex reports strong revenue growth of 6% – gross margin up 440 basis points in the first quarter of 2023

  • Despite still negative yet improving consumer sentiment, Mister Spex reached net sales of € 50.1 million in the first quarter of 2023 (6% growth year-on-year)
  • Adjusted EBITDA has improved by 645 basis points reaching -3.3%
  • Seamless omnichannel model results in strong growth in key strategic product categories (prescription glasses: +19%, sunglasses: +6%) and in the key market Germany (+12%)

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26. April 2023

The Mister Spex flagship store in Cologne is „Store of the Year 2023”

The Cologne flagship store of Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician, received the prestigious “Store of the Year 2023” award from the German Retail Association (Handelsverband Deutschland e.V. – HDE) at the Retail Real Estate Congress 2023 in Berlin last night. For the concept and design, Mister Spex once again worked with the dan pearlman Group, which also successfully designed the first Mister Spex store, which opened in Berlin’s Alexa shopping centre in 2016. Every year, the Handelsverband Deutschland e.V. (HDE) awards prizes for the most innovative and creative shop concepts. The award-winning companies are selected by a jury of experts from retail companies and institutions.

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05. April 2023

Mister Spex opens three new stores in Germany and Austria in April

  • The store in Würzburg, Bavaria, opens on 5 April 2023
  • In the Austrian city of Graz, the doors open on 13 April 2023
  • The store in Augsburg opens on 19 April 2023 and is the 74th Mister Spex store in total

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03. April 2023

Marketing expert Davide Croci joins Mister Spex as new CMO

Mister Spex, the leading European omnichannel optician, announced today that Davide Croci will be joining the team as the new Chief Marketing Officer, starting on April 1st. He comes with over 15 years of experience in marketing and sales leadership, having previously served as the VP of Marketing, Sales and Commercial Development at FlixBus. During his tenure, he oversaw the successful growth of FlixBus across more than 30 markets, steering demand for all group’s verticals and brands including the rail carrier FlixTrain and the historic US coach brand Greyhound.

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28. March 2023

Mister Spex once again outperforms the market and reports its financial results for 2022

  • Despite the negative consumer sentiment and declining revenues in the optical market, Mister Spex reached net sales of € 210 million in 2022 (8% growth year-on-year)
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin at -4%, reached upper end of guidance range (-6% to -3%)
  • Seamless omnichannel model results in:
    • Growth in all product categories (Prescription glasses: +5%, Sunglasses: +19%, Contact lenses: +5%)
    • Growth in all segments (Germany: +11%, International: +1%)
    • Growth in all non-financial metrics (Average Order Value: +5%, Number of orders: +5%, Active customers: +2%)
  • Outlook for 2023
    • Net revenue: mid to high single digit growth
    • Adjusted EBITDA margin: positive low single-digit percentage margin

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15. March 2023

Mister Spex to open new store in Wiesbaden

Mister Spex, the leading European omnichannel optician, announces the opening of its new brick-and-mortar store in Wiesbaden, Germany, on March 15th, 2023. The new store is located at Kirchgasse 56, in the centre of Wiesbaden, and is the 71st store for the company, which has been expanding its presence throughout Germany and Europe.

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20. February 2023

Mister Spex reaches the next milestone with the opening of its 70th store in Dresden

Mister Spex, the leading European omnichannel optician, has announced the opening of a new store in Dresden, marking its latest expansion in Germany.

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15. February 2023

Mister Spex continues its local expansion and opens a new store in Krefeld

  • On 15 February 2023, the doors will open in Krefeld’s Hochstraße
  • This increases the number of stores to a total of 69

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26. January 2023

Mister Spex delivers strong preliminary result of 8% revenue growth in 2022 in a continuously very challenging consumer market

  • Revenue increase to 210 million euros (2021: 194 million euros)
  • Revenue growth of 8% within the guidance range (7% to 12% growth)
  • Adjusted EBITDA expected at the upper half of the guidance range (-6% to -3% adjusted EBITDA margin)
  • Growth supported by strong like-for-like brick-and-mortar sales of 20% in 2022 [1]
  • Outlook for 2023 will be published on 28th March with the annual report

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16. December 2022

First Mister Spex flagship store with a dedicated floor for luxury brands and independent labels opens in Cologne’s premium location

  • With 400 square metres over two floors, the flagship store is the largest shop of the omnichannel optician to date
  • The new “Mister Spex BOUTIQUE” with glasses and sunglasses from luxury brands and independent labels awaits customers on the upper floor
  • The flagship store is located on Cologne’s Schildergasse, one of the most frequently visited shopping streets in Germany, and will attract 10,000 pedestrians per hour in the future

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30. November 2022

Mister Spex opens stores in the centres of Mainz and Hamburg

  • Mister Spex store opens in Rhineland-Palatinate’s biggest city Mainz on 30 November 2022
  • On Hamburg’s Spitalerstrasse, doors open on 14 December 2022
  • The store in Hamburg is the 67th local Mister Spex shop

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10. November 2022

Mister Spex outperforms the market in the third quarter with 18% revenue growth and continues the execution of “Lean 4 Leverage” efficiency program

  • Strong revenue growth to 58 million euros
  • The growth has been underpinned by strong brick-and-mortar sales of +13% [a]
  • Accelerated growth of 16% in prescription glasses and 36% in sunglasses
  • Mister Spex confirms the guidance for the fiscal year 2022

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02. November 2022

Mister Spex continues to expand its retail network internationally and opens the first Swiss store in Zurich

  • The Mister Spex store in Uraniastrasse opens its doors on 2 November 2022
  • Switzerland is the fourth country in which the omnichannel optician is opening its own shops
  • Mister Spex now operates a total of 65 stores in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland

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07. September 2022

Mister Spex continues to gain market share in the first half of 2022 with accelerating growth in Q2

  • Revenue growth of 8% year-on-year to EUR 108 million with acceleration in Q2
  • Adjustment of company forecast necessary due to challenging market conditions – Confidence in strategy and financial targets remains
  • Implementation of “Lean for Leverage” performance programme to substantially improve profitability in the short-term

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17. August 2022

Strong retail expansion in Germany: Mister Spex opens a number of additional stores in late summer

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician, is further expanding its German retail business and opening three more stores. The store network is being expanded in Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia and comprises a total of 64 stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden. As of today, 17 August 2022, employees are welcoming customers to the new store in Tübingen. On 31 August 2022, the Berlin-based company will open a new store in Konstanz, followed by the new opening in Gütersloh on 7 September 2022.

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20. July 2022

Mister Spex strengthens its presence in North Rhine-Westphalia with a new store in Bonn

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician, is expanding its retail business in North Rhine-Westphalia with its store opening in Bonn. The Berlin-based company can thus further complete its network of stores locally and round off the range of products already available in Dortmund, Essen, Düsseldorf and Cologne, among others. Stores were recently opened in Regensburg, Düren and Duisburg.

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30. June 2022

Store number 60: Mister Spex reaches the next milestone with a new branch in Trier

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician, is opening a new store in Trier on 30 June. The Berlin-based company is thus expanding its store network to 60 stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden. Of the 20 store openings planned for this year, Mister Spex has already opened twelve in the first half of the year and is continuing its successful expansion strategy.  

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15. June 2022

CFO Sebastian Dehnen leaves Mister Spex

Dr Sebastian Dehnen, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board, is leaving Mister Spex at his own request at the end of August 2022 by mutual agreement with the omnichannel optician and will then take up a new professional position outside the company. The supervisory board is already looking for a successor.

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10. June 2022

Mister Spex wins three German Brand Awards

At this year’s German Brand Awards ceremony on 9 June in Berlin, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician Mister Spex was able to convince in several ways and received awards in a total of three categories. In the discipline “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation”, which evaluates the quality of individual components of brand work, the company was awarded twice for its digital employee experience around the IPO with the project name “Fast Forward Together”, which was realised together with the agency partner GO-Event! agency. On the other hand, Mister Spex received the award for the employer branding campaign “SEE YOU! at #teamspex” in cooperation with the dan pearlman Group with the creative team of spring brand ideas GmbH and strategic support from dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH.

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25. May 2022

Premiere in Malmö: Mister Spex opens third store in Sweden

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician, is driving the international expansion of its store network with the opening of the third store in Sweden. Following two store openings in Stockholm approximately a year ago, the store premiere in Malmö is taking place today. This means that the Berlin-based company now runs a total of 59 stores in Germany, Austria, and Sweden.

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12. May 2022

Mister Spex makes a successful start to the 2022 financial year with a 6% increase in revenue in the first quarter

  • Revenues increased to 47 million euros
  • On a two-year stack, Mister Spex grew strongly by 35%
  • With five store openings in May, the expansion of the store network remains in focus
  • Mister Spex invests into the development of technical solutions and acquires the deep-tech company Tribe

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04. May 2022

Mister Spex opens several additional stores in Germany in May

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician, is continuing its successful growth strategy by opening four new stores in Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg in May. The Berlin-based company is thus expanding its store network to a total of 58 stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden. The opening series starts on 4 May 2022 in Braunschweig, followed by openings in Duisburg and Oldenburg on 11 May 2022. From 18 May 2022, the Mister Spex team will welcome and advise customers in Freiburg. In all stores, the staff will provide on-site type and trend advice, as well as eye tests and spectacle fittings.

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02. May 2022

Mister Spex SE aims to continuously make the eyewear market more sustainable and presents initial successes in corporate responsibility from the past year as well as goals for 2022 and beyond

Just one year after setting up its own Corporate Responsibility team, Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician, presents its second sustainability report and continues to expand its initiatives in the areas of environment, employees and community. Various key initiatives have been launched to bring corporate responsibility in the eyewear industry into focus. As a retailer that consistently focuses on its customers and all their needs, Mister Spex is committed to meeting the growing demand for sustainable materials and production processes as well as responsible social action. In this way, consumers can act according to their values.

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06. April 2022

Expansion continues: Mister Spex opens more stores in Germany this spring

This spring, Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician, opens four more stores in Germany. The store network will be expanded in Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein. The company now operates 54 stores in Germany, Austria, and Sweden. Since the 30th of March 2022, the employees in Düren and Regensburg have been advising customers to purchase their new glasses or sunglasses. Today, on the 6th of April 2022, Mister Spex is opening another store in Nuremberg, followed by the opening in Kiel on the 21st of April 2022. The company aims to expand its store network by at least 20 new stores in 2022.

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30. March 2022

Mister Spex SE continues its omnichannel success story and achieves 18% revenue growth in 2021

  • Revenues increased to 194 million euros
  • Compared to the full year 2019, Mister Spex grew strongly by 39%
  • Number of active customers increased by 12% to 1.7 million, reflecting high customer satisfaction
  • Retail expansion continues to be a strategic focus, with already 4 new openings in 2022 including Düren and Regensburg today

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16. March 2022

50 stores in Europe: Mister Spex reaches another milestone with two new openings in Austria and continues its omnichannel success story

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician, is expanding its store network and opening two new stores in Austria on the 16th of March in Vienna and on the 23rd of March in Linz. Only one year after the European store premiere, Mister Spex has reached the mark of 50 stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden. Since 2016, Mister Spex has been focusing on a fully digitally integrated omnichannel offering of online services and on-site advice, and is also gradually expanding its retail business internationally. Only last April, the company launched the international roll-out of its omnichannel offering in Vienna with the first shop opening outside Germany. The two Austrian store openings are the kick-off for a large number of further openings that will follow in 2022.

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13. December 2021

Successful market launch of the online eye test: Mister Spex now offers the web-based check of prescription values in five countries

A year and a half after the launch of Germany’s first online eye test at Mister Spex, Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician is now also offering the service in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Using the online application, more and more customers have the opportunity to check their own individual prescription values free of charge from the comfort of their own home. Spectacle and contact lens wearers between the ages of 18 and 45 with visual impairments in the single vision range between -10 and +10 dioptres can use the service, which was developed by the TÜV1 and CE2-certified software company easee from the Netherlands and tested3 at the Utrecht Medical Centre.

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07. December 2021

Mister Spex strengthens its sustainable commitment and presents the first social eyewear collection together with share

Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician is expanding its product range with the first social eyewear collection in partnership with the social lifestyle brand share. From 7 December, the 26-piece unisex eyewear collection will be available exclusively in the German and Austrian online shops of Mister Spex as well as in the stores in Berlin’s Alexa, Hamburg Ottensen, Munich’s OEZ, the Köln Arcaden and Vienna’s Donauzentrum. The social approach: Under the motto #iwearsocial, share makes it possible for every pair of glasses sold to be donated to someone in need. This commitment is realised in cooperation with the globally active organisation OneDollarGlasses.

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01. December 2021

Mister Spex continues to build on its successful omnichannel strategy and aims to be present across Europe with 200 stores in the coming years

Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician is opening its 48th store in Ulm’s Sedelhöfe on 1 December. This means that Mister Spex has opened 14 new stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden in 2021 alone, with up to 50 more stores to follow each year in the medium term. The plan is to also expand into countries where there is currently only an online offering. In the medium term, Mister Spex would like to present its range of products locally in more than 200 stores across Europe.

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24. November 2021

Mister Spex SE continues double-digit growth in third quarter of 2021

  • Growth in the sunglasses and contact lenses product categories leads to overall 11% revenue increase in the third quarter 2021
  • With 35% growth compared to the third quarter of 2019, Mister Spex is outperforming the market
  • Number of active customers increased by 14% to 1.7 million, reflecting the high customer satisfaction

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19. October 2021

Pontus Lindbom is the new Managing Director of Mister Spex in Sweden, Norway and Finland

As of 1 October 2021, Pontus Lindbom will be the new Managing Director of Nordic Eyewear AB in Stockholm, a Scandinavian subsidiary of Mister Spex SE that is active in the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish markets. In addition to his position as Managing Director, Pontus Lindbom will also be taking on the management of the retail area in the three countries and will be responsible for the store P&L there. He will be reporting to Carsten Hennig, Vice President, International, at Mister Spex.

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22. September 2021

Mister Spex SE grows strongly by 25 percent in the first half of 2021

  • Revenue growth of 25% to 101 million euros driven by solid growth in both segments the German market +26% and International Markets +24%
  • Revenues with prescription glasses increased 32% in line with the strategic focus
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased slightly by 1% to EUR 2.3 million reflecting focus on growth
  • Number of active customers increased by 15% to 1.7 million

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15. September 2021

Mister Spex opens its 40th German store in Erlangen

Today, Europe’s leading digitally-driven omnichannel optician is opening a new store in the Erlangen Arcaden shopping centre – its 40th brick-and-mortar store in Germany. A week later, on September 22nd, the continued expansion will also be driven forward internationally with a second store in Vienna.

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08. June 2021

Mister Spex expands Management Board

  • Europe’s leading digitally driven omnichannel optician Mister Spex adds Maren Kroll (CHRO) and Dr Sebastian Dehnen (CFO) to the Management Board
  • New legal form as a European Company (SE)

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06. May 2021

Mister Spex expands market leadership: Sales increase of 18 percent in 2020

  • Sales increased by 18 percent to 164 million euros
  • Positive adjusted EBITDA* increased by 56% to 7 million euros
  • Omnichannel approach ensures strong growth even during the Corona pandemic
  • Introduction of new technological innovations such as the online eye exam reinforces pioneering role

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21. April 2021

Premiere of Europe’s leading omnichannel optician in Sweden: Mister Spex opens first stores in Stockholm

Today, Mister Spex opens its first store in Sweden in the popular shopping street known as “Drottninggatan” in Stockholm. On 28 April, a second new store will open in the Mall of Scandinavia, Stockholm’s most famous shopping centre.

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31. March 2021

Mister Spex on course for expansion: First international stores in Austria and Sweden

Europe’s leading omnichannel optician Mister Spex is bringing its successful store concept to the international level and opening stores outside the German home market for the first time with three new locations in Austria and Sweden.

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07. December 2020

Mister Spex acquires deep-tech company Tribe

Europe’s leading omnichannel optician Mister Spex has acquired the Berlin-based deep-tech company Tribe to develop together AI-based solutions in the optician and eyewear industry. With this step, Mister Spex underlines its commitment to continuously optimize the customer experience in a technology-driven manner.

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29. April 2020

Mister Spex: Andreas Eriksson becomes new Managing Director Nordic Operations

On April 20, Andreas Eriksson (47) started as the new Managing Director Nordic Operations at Mister Spex in Stockholm. He is responsible for the markets in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The strategic focus of Eriksson and his team is to further expand all logistics processes in order to achieve Mister Spex’s growth targets across all countries. Eriksson will report directly to Chief Operations Officer (COO) Stefanie Budesheim-Wels.

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28. August 2019

Mister Spex raises EUR 65 million to accelerate international growth and retail network expansion

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online optician, has raised over EUR 65 million to drive further business expansion. The Büll Family Office led the equity round with participation from existing investors (Grazia Equity, Stephan Schambach and Ehssan Dariani among others) while Global Growth Capital has provided a senior debt facility. 2018 as a financial year marked a further milestone for the business, with Mister Spex maintaining strong top-line growth while also achieving profitability. This investment will enable the company to accelerate this strong momentum via further development of its retail store portfolio and acceleration of its international expansion plans.

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20. January 2017

Lensstore is now called Mister Spex. As of today, Europe’s most successful online optician will be operating under a common brand identity in Sweden as well.

The Berlin-based European market leader in the online optician sector acquired, back in 2012, a majority stake in Swedish market leader Lensstore. We have now jointly decided, after four years of successful cooperation, to go for a uniform corporate identity under the umbrella of the “Mister Spex” brand. The thinking behind this has stemmed, along with other factors, from the idea that the latest price-to-performance standards applying to glasses should now be associated with a single, consistent brand identity present throughout Europe. Our Scandinavian business operation will continue to develop on this basis.

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31. May 2016

Mister Spex starts successful partner programme with local opticians in the Netherlands

Europe’s  leading  online  optician Mister Spex, which  already  supplies  customers  in  Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will now be offering various offline services in cooperation with Dutch partner opticians.

This puts Mister Spex on course for further expansion in Europe. The launch of the online shop in the Netherlands means that the Berlin-based company is now cooperating with more than twenty local partner opticians, who offer additional free-of-charge services such as eyesight tests and fitting adjustments for Mister Spex customers. The €9.90 charged for eyesight testing is deducted in full from any subsequent order submitted via the Mister Spex online shop.

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26. February 2016

Mister Spex opens its first store in Berlin

Europe’s number one online optician expands its multi-channel approach.

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online optician, has opened its in-house operation at its first store in the Alexa shopping centre in Berlin, thus expanding its successful multi-channel concept with an additional sales channel. The company’s three executive directors, Dirk Graber, Mirko Caspar and Robert Motzek began the morning by giving their invited guests an insight into the future offline world of Mister Spex and by welcoming their first customers. Also on-site was Dr Christian Hanke, borough mayor of Berlin’s central Mitte district, who congratulated the online retailers on their decision to expand the successful business model to bricks and mortar retail trading. Dr Christian Hanke emphasised during his welcoming speech: “Mister Spex has been an innovative employer for the city since its inception in 2007. As borough mayor of Berlin’s central Mitte district, I am all the more pleased that the company is expanding its operations further in this location and opening its first store here in Alexa.”

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08. September 2015

Mister Spex strengthens its management team

Robert Motzek becomes managing director of Europe’s leading online optician.

Robert Motzek complements the management team at Mister Spex. As the third managing director, Motzek will from the first of October take on the lead of the Scandinavian business consisting of daughter companies Lensstore, Loveyewear and Lensit as well as continue to be responsible for extension of the partner optician network and the departments business intelligence and M&A. The 34-year-old has been part of the Mister Spex team with Dirk Graber and Mirko Caspar since 2013. He worked continuously on expanding the business into additional European markets such as recently the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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07. September 2015

Mister Spex is national champion at the European Business Awards 2015-16

On September 1st, the national champions from 33 European countries were nominated in the first phase of the European Business Awards 2015-16, and the Berlin-based e-commerce company will be representing Germany in the category “The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. In total, more than 32,000 companies entered in the contest of which 678 made it to the 2nd round. In Germany, 44 companies are represented as national champions.

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30. June 2015

Mister Spex launches online eyewear shop in the Netherlands

As of today customers in the Netherlands and Flanders can reach Europe’s leading online optician at misterspex.nl.

The Berlin-based company Mister Spex further increases its international activities and strengthens its position as Europe’s leading online eyewear retailer. After expanding to Switzerland in March its e-commerce service is now also available in the Netherlands. At misterspex.nl customers can find – as on all Mister Spex websites – the most comprehensive range of directly available designer glasses and sunglasses in Europe. To provide high quality customer service in the Netherlands, a specialized team offers support via a free hotline in the local language. Mister Spex provides Flanders, the northern Dutch-speaking part of Belgium with the same service and product range as the Netherlands; all orders are directly delivered from Berlin.

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05. June 2015

Mister Spex wins ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015

Along with the software-provider Intershop, Europe’s leading online optician Mister Spex has been awarded for their successful shop relaunch in Great Britain.

Last night, Mister Spex was awarded with the ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015 in the category “Health & Beauty” during a ceremony in London. Mister Spex has been active in the UK with its online shop since 2010 and received the award for the successful migration from their former IT-infrastructure to the commerce platform “Intershop Commerce-Suite”. The collaboration with Intershop started in January 2014 and focussed on the complex transition to the new UK shop platform; this migration was successfully completed in September.

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31. March 2015

Mister Spex pushes ahead with European expansion, launching its own online shop in Switzerland

Mister Spex, Europe’s leading online eyewear retailer, is expanding into Switzerland. The new shop at misterspex.ch is now active on the Swiss market and offers customers the entire Mister Spex range of over 7,000 different designer glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. The company’s own service team with qualified opticians is on hand to assist customers requiring individual advice. Mister Spex is already successful in Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Great Britain thanks to its websites in these countries, and has recently expanded its European business in Scandinavia by acquiring online shops Lensstore, Loveyewear and Lensit. The company’s launch in Switzerland is now another step in the expansion of its European operations.

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09. February 2015

Mister Spex increases sales in 2014 to 65 million euros and is in the black

In 2014 Mister Spex was once again able to grow further, increasing on a 47 million revenue in 2013 to 65 million euros this year. This represents an increase of 38 percent. In addition, the online glasses shop finished up last year for the first time in the black. For further European expansion Mister Spex has a total investment of 32 million euros. The money largely comes from the US investment bank Goldman Sachs, which invested earlier in the year at Mister Spex. A portion of these funds have now been used for expansion in Scandinavia: Norway’s contact lens online shop Lensit.no now belongs also to the Mister Spex group.

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08. January 2015

Mister Spex receives 40 Million USD

Europe’s leading online optician Mister Spex concludes its largest financing to date raising 40 Million USD in a round led by US investment bank Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors including Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), XAnge and DN Capital. Funds will be used to support the Company’s domestic and international growth plans.

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30. January 2014

Mister Spex closes 2013 with revenues of 47 million Euro and 1 million customers

During the last year, the online eyewear shop Mister Spex has extended its leading position in the German and European online optics industry. The Berlin-based e-commerce company achieved revenues of 47 million Euro in 2013 in Europe (2012: 26 million Euro), meaning a growth of 80 percent compared to the previous year. The number of customers increased from 500,000 to more than one million across Europe. Mister Spex has also grown its network of local partner opticians in Germany to 400 (2012: 300). “In addition to the organic growth in our core German market, the purchase of the Swedish online eyewear shops Lensstore and Loveyewear in the middle of 2013 also contributed to the successful development of our business”, says Mister Spex founder and CEO Dirk Graber.

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02. December 2013

Mister Spex appoints retail expert Peter Williams as chairman of board

Mister Spex, Europe’s largest online retailer for branded eyewear, has appointed former Selfridges CEO Peter Williams as non-executive chairman of the board.

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17. July 2013

Leading German online optician Mister Spex acquires Swedish online shops

Germany’s largest online optician Mister Spex further develops its position as market leader in Europe by acquiring the eyewear online shops Lensstore and Loveyewear from Sweden. “With this step we demonstrate our leading position in Europe and accelerate our international expansion”, says Dirk Graber, founder and CEO of Mister Spex. “We merge the business activities of the three fastest growing online eyewear companies in Europe. As early as 2013 we will jointly generate revenues of 48 million Euro.”

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14. May 2013

Leading German online optician Mister Spex secures 16 million Euro investment

Mister Spex, Germany’s largest online optician, has successfully closed an investment of 16 million Euro. New investor Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) led the financing round in the Berlin-based e-commerce company. Existing investors including XAnge and DN Capital also participated in the round.

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Virtual try on & social sharing option
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Quality lenses
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Measuring the frame
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Inserting the lenses
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Mister Spex workshop
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Dirk Graber in the logistics department
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Mister Spex Store Sindelfingen
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Mister Spex Store Augsburg
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Mister Spex Store Graz
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Mister Spex Store Wuerzburg
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Mister Spex Store Wiesbaden
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Mister Spex Store Dresden
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Mister Spex Store Krefeld
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Mister Spex flagship store Cologne
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Mister Spex Store Hamburg Spitalerstrasse
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Mister Spex Store Mainz
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Mister Spex Store Zürich
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Mister Spex Store Tübingen
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Mister Spex Store Bonn
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Mister Spex Store Malmö
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Mister Spex Store Duisburg
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Mister Spex Store Oldenburg
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Mister Spex Store Braunschweig
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Mister Spex Store Kiel
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Mister Spex Store Nürnberg
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Mister Spex Store Düren
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Mister Spex Store Regensburg
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Mister Spex Store Linz (AT)
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Vienna Mariahilferstraße (AT)
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Ulm
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Ludwigsburg
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Heilbronn
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Mister Spex Store Vienna / Donauzentrum
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Mister Spex Store Erlangen
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Köln / Rhein-Center
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Inside View Mister Spex Store Düsseldorf
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Mister Spex Store Hamburg Ottensen
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Mister Spex Store Lübeck
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Mister Spex Store Heidelberg
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Mister Spex Store Düsseldorf
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Mister Spex Store Reutlingen
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Mister Spex Store Gießen
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Mister Spex Store Berlin / Mall of Berlin
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Mister Spex Store Leipzig
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Mister Spex Store Karlsruhe / Ettlinger Tor
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Mister Spex Store Stuttgart
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Mister Spex Store Münster
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Mister Spex Store Erfurt
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Mister Spex Store Berlin Steglitz
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Mister Spex Store Dortmund
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Mister Spex Store Bremen
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Mister Spex Store Bochum / Ruhr Park
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Mister Spex Store Bochum / Ruhr Park
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Dr. Mirko Caspar, Co-CEO
Dr. Mirko Caspar, Co-CEO
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Mister Spex Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2022
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Corporate Responsibility Report 2021
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Corporate Responsibility Report 2020
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