Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:15 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc.
(NVI)—an optical retailer providing comprehensive, quality, affordable eyecare and eyewear—announced the grand prize winner and two runner-ups of its 2016-2017 Grant Program.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:10 AM
CHICAGO—Lumen Optical, a new optical store concept developed by 1-800 Contacts Inc., has opened its fourth location as it continues experimenting with the brick-and-mortar format in the Illinois market. The fourth Lumen location is within the city of Chicago, while the first three Lumen stores opened in 2016 in metro areas just outside of Chicago.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:05 AM
NEW YORK—Retailers and marketers continue to play the technology card as they attempt to bring more efficiency to operations and to boost loyalty among an increasingly fickle customer base.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:15 PM
CARLSBAD, Calif.—Lens maker Signet Armorlite Inc.
continued to advance its U.S. retail initiative with the opening of a Kodak Lens| Eye Deology Vision location in the St. Louis metro area in early February. In addition, the company is completing the rebranding of two locations in the Detroit metro area (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) that will open shortly, according to Brian Glass, strategic growth manager at Signet Armorlite.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:10 PM
WARREN, N.J.—Vision Associates Inc. (VAI)
, a leading optical dispensary management (ODM) and consulting firm, reported that its business operations generated 20 percent growth in 2016, driven in part by the addition of 15 eyecare offices to its nationwide roster.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:05 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes
, the vision industry’s national public awareness campaign, will launch its 2017 national advertising campaign on Monday, Feb. 13, with an increase in advertising budget and updated advertising placements.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:15 PM
MONTREAL, Quebec—The most effective training tactics for employees often come down to whether the program combines education with enjoyment. That was the simple idea that New Look Eyewear
employed last year in developing an employee training program for Transitions Optical’s various lenses offered by the retailer.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:10 PM
CHICAGO—A recent survey of retail marketers found that improving customer engagement is one of their highest priorities in 2017, and a larger investment in both e-mail and social media channels are the tactics they intend to use to meet their goal of enhancing engagement with customers/patients.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:05 PM
NEW YORK—The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) has issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination
, intended to communicate the EEOC's position on legal issues. The guidance discusses a variety of employment situations, including topics such as job segregation, human trafficking and intersectional discrimination, and outlines promising practices.
The EEOC also published a question-and-answer publication and a small business fact sheet that highlights practical tips from the guidance in plain language.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—Wisconsin Vision
, the largest independently owned optical company in Wisconsin, will open its 40th location May 1 at The Corners of Brookfield, a new 750,000-square-foot lifestyle shopping destination with a lineup of premier retailers, the company announced.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:10 AM
BALTIMORE—If optical retailers were lax about how they monitor and secure the Protected Health Information (PHI) of their patients, then what happened in November should serve as a wake-up call.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:05 AM
NEW YORK—Understanding the Millennial patient population is a key operational element for all eyecare businesses, including the regional optical operators who often market to a well-defined local market that has a patient population flush with Millennials.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:16 PM
PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—Stanton Optical and My Eyelab, two optical retailers owned by Vision Precision Holdings, are embarking on an ambitious expansion plan for 2017, with an expectation of entering a half dozen new markets and opening new locations at a rate of almost three new units per month, according to a Stanton Optical executive. Stanton Optical also will bolster its presence in Southern California, Texas and South Carolina as its builds out its store base this year.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 3:10 PM
NEW YORK—As the administration of President-elect Donald Trump begins to formulate its plans, employers are cautiously watching how changes to the tax code and Affordable Care Act (ACA), among other changes, could impact them in 2017.