Dean Butler Featured Guest on 'Power Hour' Broadcast Live from Vision Expo East Today

By Staff
Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Dean Butler, LensCrafters' founder and long-term industry executive, will be the featured guest on a special edition of "The Power Hour" broadcast live from Vision Expo East here today at 5:00 p.m. E.T.

Google and Luxottica Announce Strategic Partnership for Glass; Will Include Ray-Ban, Oakley Brands

By Staff
Monday, March 24, 2014 6:40 PM MILAN— Luxottica Group S.p.A . (NYSE: LUX) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), announced late today that they have agreed they will join forces to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass, which will include the involvement of Ray-Ban and Oakley brands from within Luxottica’s portfolio. In its own statement, Google added that “Luxottica’s retail and wholesale distribution channels will serve us well when we make Glass more widely available down the road.”

Landmark Upper East Side Building for Warby Parker’s Third Manhattan Store

By Staff
Monday, March 24, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—In a renovated space within a long-term New York Upper East Side landmark building, Warby Parker opened its third Manhattan retail location this past weekend, its first two-story store, featuring two eye exam rooms, literature-filled reading nooks and an honor bar.

Optical Business Barometer Declines for February 2014, but Outlook Rating Increases for Upcoming Six Months

By Staff
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB), a study measuring independent ECPs' attitudes toward current and future optical business, the overall optical business rating for February 2014 has dropped to 3.65 since the January rating of 3.70.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical Names Haile Chief Marketing Officer

By Staff
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:18 AM
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.— Cohen’s Fashion Optical has announced that Sheila Haile has joined the company as chief marketing officer.

Optical Business Barometer Declines for February 2014, but Outlook Rating Increases for Upcoming Six Months

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:00 PM NEW YORK—According to the latest Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB), a study measuring independent ECPs' attitudes toward current and future optical business, the overall optical business rating for February 2014 has dropped to 3.65 since the January rating of 3.70.

KKR Closes Its Deal for National Vision, Inc.

By Staff
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:27 AM LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.— KKR (NYSE: KKR) has closed on their acquisition of National Vision Inc. (NVI) from Berkshire Partners.

Add to Cart?

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM From the earliest phases of the internet, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have felt the world shift as the digital revolution in e-commerce has reshaped everything from the distribution of books and music to birthday wishes and entertainment.

E-Commerce Exposed: ECPs Speak Up on Experiences Selling Online

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—E-commerce is a concept once thought to be a concern of conglomerate, big box retailers and companies targeting tech-savvy audiences in a new generation of online shoppers.

Growth Plans: The Expanding Universe of Multiple Location Regional Retailers

By John Sailer
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM Eye-Trepreneur Norman Childs’ growing group of optical locations leads off this month’s e-newsletter, “dba: Doing Business in Optical’s Local Markets.”

Internet Research, Purchasing Increasing Among U.S. Eyewear Consumers

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM The prevalence of internet use when making a purchasing decision is rising among the American consumer, and though the increase of actual eyeglass purchasing online is small, it too, is steadily rising.

Pearle Vision Re-licensed 27 Eyecare Centers in 2013, States Goal To Convert Additional 40-45 in 2014

By Staff
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:27 AM MASON, Ohio— Pearle Vision, a division of Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) said it had signed agreements with new and existing Pearle Vision licensees, converting 27 neighborhood eyecare centers from company-owned to licensee-owned in 2013.

OneSight and Glasses.com Partner to Provide Vision Van Clinic Services to Underserved Students

By Staff
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:21 AM SALT LAKE CITY— OneSight and Glasses.com, both now affiliated with Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) have launched a new partnership.
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