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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:21 AM
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.
Friday, January 29, 2016 3:15 PM
announced that the company finished its 2015 fiscal year with strong momentum, and also said that Adil Khan, CEO for Markets, is leaving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.