Federal Appeals Court Stops Utah’s Anti-UPP Law

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Friday, May 15, 2015 10:15 AM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—A federal appeals court late on May 14 stopped a Utah law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

Luxottica and Prada Renew License Agreement

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Friday, May 15, 2015 12:24 AM MILAN--Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) and Prada S.p.A., part of Prada Group, have announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses under the Prada and Miu Miu brands. The 10-year agreement will extend through Dec. 31, 2025.

Utah Outlaws Contact Lens Unilateral Pricing Policies Despite Litigation

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:27 AM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—The “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” (S.B. 169) went into effect in Utah on May 12 after a federal judge refused to side with allegations that the law was unconstitutional.

California Relists BpA as a Potentially ‘Hazardous’ Substance

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— In a move that could have implications for eyeglass lens manufacturers, the State of California has relisted Bisphenol A (BpA) on its Proposition 65 list of potentially hazardous substances.

DeRigo Group Confirms 2014 Full Year Results

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:23 AM LONGARONE, Italy—The board of directors of De Rigo Group (NYSE: DER) have approved the full year 2014 financial results of the company, which close positively for the De Rigo Group, with growth in turnover, earnings and positive net financial position, the company said.

The Vision Council Reports the FDA Adds Two Companies to ‘Red List’

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Monday, May 11, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again updated its Import Alert 86-07, adding two companies. Jiangxi Look Optical, a company from China and Koadak Optical Ind Co., Ltd from Taiwan are the most recent additions to the Red List bringing the total number of red-listed foreign companies on the Import Alert 86-07 to 24.

Costco Sues J&J Vision Care Over Alleged Price Fixing

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Friday, May 08, 2015 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Opening a new front in an escalating battle over alleged price fixing by major contact lens manufacturers, Costco Wholesale Corp. has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in a California federal court against Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI).

Luxottica Wholesale N.A. Announces New Sales Structure and Executive Appointments

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Friday, May 08, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Luxottica Wholesale North America, which serves over 20,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada, has adjusted its commercial structure by creating separate dedicated teams focused on the optical and premium sun markets.

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

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Monday, May 04, 2015 1:12 PM MILAN— 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.
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