Mark Tosh, Senior Editor

Mark covers news and feature coverage of national and regional optical retailers, managed vision care organizations, software systems and technology. He works closely with other members of the VM editorial staff to monitor developments in online optical retailing and other industry issues. Mark is a contributor to dba, a twice monthly e-newsletter profiling successful local and regional retail/optometric businesses while addressing their decision-making needs. Contact Mark at mtosh@jobson.com.

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM “Marketing tech can help solve problems facing health care. The industry needs to solve the disconnect between what consumers want and what providers can deliver.” – Kyra Hagan mtosh@jobson.com

Celebrating the Art of Failure

By Mark Tosh
Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:12 PM Failure happens. And, sometimes failures happen to the big, disciplined forward-thinking companies that rarely take a misstep in their business dealings. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM “A review of current ad trends shows an increased focus on the measurability of online ads [and] the interconnectedness of ads and commerce.” Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “The fact that we have one foot in the canoe of fee for service and the other foot in value payment demonstrates that it’s not sustainable.” Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM “In this era of retail, stores need to be multidimensional showrooms. We’re positioning ours to function as hubs in a smart network.” – Target’s Brian Cornell at Shoptalk mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30 AM “If Snap Inc. does have a successful IPO, I’m moving all of my investments to cash, as it will be the leading indicator of market peak.”—Voyager Capital’s Erik Benson mtosh@jobson.com

Where Will Disruption End?

By Mark Tosh
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM The world is changing, and it’s changing faster and faster. Daniel Liberman, a senior vice president, strategic initiatives, at Essilor, offered this thought earlier this month at the SECO conference in Atlanta, where Essilor was hosting “town hall” meetings to answer questions and talk about its recently announced plan to combine with Luxottica.

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM
“It is highly likely that at least 30 percent of U.S. malls, or more than 350 of them, will go down as casualties of the retail revolution.”—Fung Global Retail & Tech report

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Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Alcon believes that continuing its challenge to the Utah law [that prohibits unilateral pricing policies on CLs] can distract from efforts to serve customers to the best of its ability.” mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM “Brands can address consumer expectation through purpose and storytelling. These behaviors can unlock a more committed consumer relationship.” PR agency Edelman mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:00 AM “Optometry is near and dear to our hearts. We’re trying to build out the next generation of ODs.” Ashley McEvoy, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies mtosh@jobson.com

Hit the Ground Running and Keep Moving

By Mark Tosh
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM There’s an adage about being ready to “hit the ground running” that is apropos to almost every new endeavor. So, what better way to get started at Vision Monday than with a trip to Vision Expo West in Las Vegas last month? It was a whirlwind initiation to my new role as senior editor, packed with presentations, panel discussions and industry events.
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