Essilor, Luxottica Report Antitrust Process for Proposed Merger ‘Advancing in All Jurisdictions’

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:33 AM MILAN and CHARENTON-le-PONT, France—Essilor and Luxottica reported that the combination of the two companies “continues to progress, with the antitrust process advancing in all jurisdictions.”

Vision Council’s Lab Division Names Directors’ Choice Award Recipient and 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Lab Division of The Vision Council announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 18th annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West.

Luxottica’s LensCrafters Retail Division Turns Focus to ‘Retail Excellence’

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:27 AM MILAN—As Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA:LUX) transitions to a greater emphasis on “retail excellence” and moves away from promotional selling, company management reported this week that the ongoing changes and the corresponding results of its retail division, particularly LensCrafters, is “progressing as we planned.”

Luxottica Reports Sales, Earnings Gains as New Strategies ‘Produce Expected Results’

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:23 AM MILAN—Citing the benefit of new strategies, Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA:LUX) reported Monday that group net sales rose 1.8 percent to €4.9 billion (at constant exchanges rates) and adjusted net income increased 3.5 percent to €567 million in the first half ended June 30.

Costa Introduces New Sales Structure and Announces New Sales Leadership Team

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:21 AM DAYTONA, Fla.—Costa has announced a new sales structure that is designed to focus on leadership for each of its core businesses.

Centre Partners Announces Investment in Chesapeake Eye Care

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has completed an investment in Chesapeake Eye Care Company, LLC, a newly formed entity that combines two leading Mid-Atlantic ophthalmology practices—Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and Whitten Laser Eye.

Private-Equity Backed Eyeconic Vision Partners Acquires Phoenix Eyecare Group

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Cortec Group, a private equity firm said that its portfolio company Eye Academy Holdings Inc. acquired Swagel-Wootton Hiatt Eye Center of Phoenix.

Jewelry for All Tastes

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:25 AM Thomas Sabo has launched a fall/winter 2017 collection of jewelry featuring a contemporary, multi-colored and versatile style.

[Correction] Transitions Among Sponsors for Prevent Blindness’ Swing Fore Sight

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Transitions is the Gold Sponsor of Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament taking place Sept. 13 at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas. The company’s name was omitted in the July 21 edition of VMail.

Best Practices for Hiring an Associate on the July 26 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice will be discussing best practices for hiring a new associate on the July 26 airing of his weekly broadcast, Power Hour.

New Look Vision Group’s $50 Million Private Placement to Help Fund Iris Acquisition

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:26 AM MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSX:BCI) reported this week that it has completed a previously announced private placement of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of $50 million.

Blackfin’s Abroad Development Process

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:25 AM Blackfin has opened its first single-brand showroom in Mexico City.

Google Redesigns Glass for Industry-Specific Applications

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:24 AM MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—After two years of development, Google is releasing a re-engineered version of Glass designed specifically for use in the workplace.

LSGPA Invests an Additional $500,000 in MacuLogix

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:23 AM HARRISBURG, Pa.—The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA) has invested an additional $500,000 in MacuLogix, a company that equips eyecare professionals with the instruments, tools and education needed to effectively manage patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight to Take Place Sept. 13 in Las Vegas

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting its 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament in conjunction with Vision Expo West on Sept. 13, in Las Vegas.
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