Safilo and Swatch Sign Five-Year Agreement

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy/BIEL, Switzerland—Safilo [SFL.IM] and Swatch Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement for Swatch branded eyewear. Safilo and Swatch will co-design the eyewear collections with Safilo handling the development and manufacturing in its European production network, the companies said.

Awards Ceremony Caps Transitions Academy Meeting

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical climaxed its annual Transitions Academy meeting here with an awards ceremony to honor companies and individuals from the U.S. and Canada for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

With No ‘Safe Harbor’ Protection, Optical Companies Eye Approaching Proposition 65 Enforcement Deadline

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Friday, February 5, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With a May deadline looming, eyewear companies are taking steps to comply with a California rule that requires them to warn consumers and workers in the state if they come into contact with a product containing Bisphenol A (BpA), a chemical used in polycarbonate lenses and frames that has been linked to health problems.

Safilo Renews Support for Special Olympics for Three More Years

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Friday, February 5, 2016 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group announced a new three-year commitment to Special Olympics at its extended global leadership team meeting on Feb. 2.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.

Centennial and L’Amy America Announce Champion Distribution Partnership

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:24 AM TORONTO, Ont.—Centennial Optical, has announced the signing of a multi-year distribution agreement with L’Amy America to market and distribute sunglasses and ophthalmic frames for the Champion brand across Canada.

Mondottica Announces License Renewals, New Joint Venture in Japan

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:21 AM Nottingham, U.K.—Mondottica has announced the renewal of three of their eyewear licenses; Ted Baker, Pepe Jeans and Christian Lacroix; as well as the establishment of Mondottica Japan KK, a new joint venture company between Mondottica and Murai Inc, which began operations in January.

Luxottica Group Reports 2015 Net Sales Up 17 Percent, Co-CEO Adil Khan to Exit Company

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Friday, January 29, 2016 3:15 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group  announced  that the company finished its 2015 fiscal year with strong momentum, and also said that Adil Khan, CEO for Markets, is leaving.

Adlens Restructures Management Team to Support AdlensFocuss Launch

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:24 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has announced a series of strategic appointments and promotions within its management team.

Services to Be Held for William E. Marfuggi, Jr., President of Eagle Eyewear Inc. / Victory Optical Collection

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:21 AM PEAPACK, N.J.—William E. Marfuggi, Jr., co-founder and president of Eagle Eyewear Inc./Victory Optical Collection, Whitehouse, N.J., died Jan. 23, 2016 at home.

VSP Global Announces Executive Restructuring

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. —"As a cascading effect of Jim McGrann taking the helm as president and CEO of VSP Global in October 2015, several promotions and a strategic restructuring have taken place to continue global growth," VSP has announced.

Eyewear Designs and L’Amy America to Distribute New Balance Eyewear

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:21 AM BETHPAGE, N.Y.—Eyewear Designs Ltd. and L’Amy America have entered into an agreement to distribute New Balance Eyewear in Europe, Canada, Mexico and select U.S. accounts.

Modern Optical Introduces Summit Optical Supply, Names McDonald Diquez to Head Division

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Friday, January 22, 2016 12:24 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Value eyewear manufacturer, Modern Optical International, has introduced a new division, Summit Optical Supply, offering a variety of optical accessories and supplies, the company said.

ClearVision Named One of 2016’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State

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Friday, January 22, 2016 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—For the second consecutive year, ClearVision Optical has been named one of 2016’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State by Ryan, LLC, with supporting sponsor Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP.

Kirk & Kirk Names Binocleuses U.S. Distributor

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:18 AM LONDON—Kirk & Kirk has announced the appointment of Binocleuses as their exclusive U.S. distributor. Binocleuses, run by Melodie Annis and her team, is based in Philadelphia and also distributes the FEB31st and Matttew eyewear brands.
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