Luxottica to Grow in Emerging Markets and Will Invest €1B in Retail Over 5 Years

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Monday, May 04, 2015 1:12 PM MILAN—During a board of directors meeting, Luxottica Group S.p.A. outlined strategic priorities, including growing share in emerging markets, expanding the brand portfolio and strengthening retail and e-commerce.

Zyloware Names Carlos Camargo Director of Sales for Latin America

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Monday, May 04, 2015 12:27 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware Eyewear has announced the addition of Carlos Camargo as director of sales for Zyloware Latin America.

Adlens Forms Partnership With Lempereur Group, France

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Monday, May 04, 2015 12:24 AM OXFORD, England—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has entered into a partnership with Lempereur Group, a European retailer and wholesaler.

Alternative and Plan “B” Eyewear to Distribute NanoVista Optical Frames

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:21 AM Alternative and Plan "B" Eyewear have acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to a new children's line, NanoVista Optical.

Nova Capital Acquires Reptile Sun Brand

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.--Nova Capital has finalized the acquisition of Reptile Sun, a producer of high-performance polarized sunglasses. The new company will operate under the name Reptile Sun LLC and will relocate its headquarters to Dallas.

Ogi Eyewear Promotes Nides to Vice President of Sales

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Ogi Eyewear has announced the promotion of John Nides to vice president of sales. Nides, who was previously vice president of sales, North America, of their Scojo New York brand, took on this expanded role effective March 1, 2015.

Three Major Contact Lens Manufacturers Sue Utah Attorney General Over New Anti-UPP Law

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:40 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—In response to last month’s passage of the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” in Utah, three leading contact lens manufacturers (Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) have filed lawsuits to stop that state’s attorney general from enforcing the new law.

Allergan Drops Lawsuit Against Valeant and Pershing Square

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:18 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Allergan has dropped its lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and Pershing Square Management that was filed in response to Pershing Square’s purchase of Allergan stock just prior to Valeant’s unsuccessful bid for Allergan last year.

Oscar de la Renta Renews Agreement With Allure

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Allure Eyewear and parent company, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., have announced an expanded partnership with Oscar de la Renta, LLC

FDA Adds One Company and Removes Another From its Red List

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Import Alert 86-07 by adding the Chinese company, Wenzhou N&A Foreign Trade Corp. and removing Chao Zhou Kai Tai (Kui Hu) Optical Mfg. Co., also a Chinese company from its list, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

VuePoint, Jobson Research and Summit Strategy Group Collaborate to Bring Market Research Services to Canada

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:21 AM TORONTO, Ontario and NEW YORK—A new three-party collaboration among Jobson Optical Research Group and Canadian firms VuePoint IDS and Summit Strategy Group will soon launch advanced marketing research services for the Canadian optical and vision care markets.

Contact Lens Pricing Battle Decided in Utah, Garners National Attention With Litigation and Proposed Bills

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Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Friday afternoon, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act,” which bans contact lens manufacturers from utilizing Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP).

Kering Eyewear to Debut Its First Eyewear Collections Later This Year

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Monday, March 30, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Kering Eyewear, which is in the midst of establishing its own, direct worldwide eyewear business as a division of the major luxury and sport lifestyle group, Kering, will focus on nine of the Kering Group's portfolio of 22 designer and sport brands.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

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Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.
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