DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) reported Wednesday that net sales in the fourth quarter increased 23.6 percent to $496.7 million, driven by comparable-store sales growth of 14.3 percent (the adjusted comparable-store sales growth was 10.6 percent). It marked the second consecutive quarter of double-digit comparable-store sales increases after the coronavirus slowed much of the U.S. retail business in the early part of 2020. The comparable-store increases in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 “made for the best half year of comps in my 18 years with National Vision,” chief executive officer Reade Fahs said on a conference call with securities analysts following the earnings announcement.

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