Monday, January 23, 2017 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Almost immediately after Essilor
announced their merger
plan on Jan. 16, questions and theories began to swirl about how the long rumored mega-deal, valued at nearly €50 billion, would impact the optical industry in North America and internationally.
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Almost immediately after Essilor and Luxottica announced their merger plan on Jan. 16, questions and theories began to swirl about how the long rumored mega-deal, valued at nearly €50 billion, would impact the optical industry in North America and internationally.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:27 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
, said it has won its patent infringement lawsuit with Vitamin Health Inc.
in U.S. District Court and will receive an undisclosed sum from Vitamin Health.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:21 AM
LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewea
r has announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear for Vera Wang.
Monday, January 16, 2017 4:15 PM
NEW YORK—Although the news of Essilor’s
planned merger with Luxottica Group
traveled through the world’s financial markets at cyber speed today, VMail
has learned that the complex process of combining the two eyewear industry giants into a behemoth valued at nearly €50 billion will occur gradually over the next three to four years.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—At Essilor of America’s
national sales meeting, held here last week, the company’s Independent Distribution Division (IDD) recognized selected independent laboratory partners for outstanding achievements.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
has formed a partnership with Brille24
, a leading German online optical retailer.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:20 AM
ONEONTA, N.Y.—It has been a gradual, but methodical, type of transformation at Silver Dollar Optical. The eyewear company based here in central upstate New York for 35 years, has officially changed its name and its messaging to reflect a new, more modern, contemporary image. Effective Jan. 1 this year, Silver Dollar Optical will now be known as SD EYES and the company’s sales, customer service and distribution teams are ready to introduce its collections and support capabilities to an even wider range of customers across the U.S.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:15 AM
PARIS and MILAN—Plans for a mega merger of Essilor
[Euronext Paris: EI] and Luxottica
[MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX], two global giants of the eyewear industry, were announced today by Essilor and Delfin Sarl, the Luxembourg based holding company of the Del Vecchio family, the majority owners of Luxottica.
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:24 AM
SUNRISE, Fla. and PARIS—Vinyl Factory
is expanding its presence in the U.S. through an exclusive distribution agreement with Mad Vision
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:27 AM
LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group
and PAI Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced the appointment of Massimo Renon as the worldwide commercial GM.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:21 AM
MASON, Ohio—Haag-Streit USA
and Reliance Medical Products has announced a new national authorized distributor partnership with Walman Instruments
, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Monday, January 9, 2017 12:24 AM
, a leading hybrid specialty contact lens company, has agreed to a new partnership with NKL Contact Lens
Friday, January 6, 2017 12:30 AM
LAS VEGAS—Eyewear probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of CES 2017.
Friday, January 6, 2017 12:15 AM
ALPHARETTA, Ga.—BluTech LLC
, a provider of ophthalmic blue light solutions, announced plans to relocate its worldwide distribution and manufacturing operations from Phoenix, Ariz. to Atlanta.