GrandVision IPO Could Value Company Between €4.4 Billion and €5.4 Billion

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:26 AM SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands—GrandVision announced on Jan. 26 an indicative price range of between €17.50 and €21.50 a share for its planned public offering (IPO), a move anticipated for some time, as VMail has reported.

Tokyo-Based Eyewear Retailer Jins to Open U.S. Flagship Store in San Francisco

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO— Jins, a Tokyo-based optical retailer known for its hip, affordable eyewear, announced plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its first U.S. flagship store in San Francisco in Spring 2015.

Director Dan Krauss Wins LensCrafters’ ‘Truer Than Fiction Award’ and $25,000 Grant

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:18 AM WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The LensCrafters Truer Than Fiction Award was presented to Dan Krauss, for his direction of the film “The Kill Team,” at the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at the BOA Steakhouse here, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Meet the Millennials

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK–In order to address any group, especially to sell or market to it, you have to understand it. Figuring out how its members think, behave and react is integral to engaging with it and motivating it to act or buy.

Metro Optics Eyewear Opens New Flagship Store Featuring Electronics

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM BRONX, N.Y.—Metro Optics Eyewear threw a party on Dec. 9 to celebrate the opening of its new flagship store in the Throgg’s Neck Shopping Center.

GrandVision Announces Intention to Launch IPO in 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:23 AM AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands—GrandVision BV has formally announced its intention to launch an initial public offering (IPO) and list GrandVision ordinary shares on Euronet Amsterdam exchange sometime in 2015 “depending among other things on conditions in the financial markets,” a statement said.

Over 3,000 Pieces of Luxury Eyewear Worth More Than $1 Million to Be Auctioned in AOS/MacKeyser Bankruptcy

By Staff
Friday, January 09, 2015 12:27 AM WILMINGTON, Del.—Over 3,000 pieces of luxury eyewear valued at well over $1 million will be auctioned from among the assets of the bankrupt MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services.

European Online Optical Retailer, Mister Spex, Receives $40 Million in Financing

By Staff
Friday, January 09, 2015 12:23 AM BERLIN—One of Europe’s leading online optical retailers, Mister Spex completed its largest financing to date, raising $40 million in a round led by U.S. investment bank, Goldman Sachs, and with participation from existing investors, including Scottish Equity Partners, XAnge and DN Capital. The funds will be used to support the company’s domestic and international growth plans.

Warby Parker Releases Another Unconventional Annual Report

By Staff
Friday, January 09, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker’s tradition of releasing unconventional annual reports continues with yesterday’s release of its 2014 Year in Review, and this year it’s become interactive to consumers with the make-your-own Annual Report Generator.

FYidoctors Closes on Merger With Marchand Giguere Group in Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:18 AM CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada— FYidoctors closed Monday Jan. 5, 2015 on its merger with Marchand Giguere Group, a family-owned optometry business located in Quebec for more than 80 years.

LegitScript Extends Comment Period for Online Optical Retailing Certification Program

By Staff
Monday, December 29, 2014 12:24 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—International certification organization, LegitScript has extended the comment period for the standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers that it is developing in conjunction with members of several professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers.

Eyetique Buys New Headquarters Building in Pittsburgh

By Staff
Monday, December 22, 2014 12:18 AM PITTSBURGH—Family-owned fashion eyewear retailer, Eyetique has purchased a new headquarters building in the Beechview section of Pittsburgh to house its corporate offices, employee training center (shown), laboratory and distribution facilities.

Executive Suite

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Rising Stars

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Mentors

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