Hilco Vision Acquires LBI's Cases and Accessories Division

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PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision, has acquired LBI’s cases and accessories division located in Las Vegas, according to an announcement from Hilco Vision. LBI’s Las Vegas operations will remain in place and former owner, Chett Lehrer, will stay on, assuring continuity for the future, the announcement said.

Hilco Vision’s CEO Ross Brownlee said, "The Consumer Accessories category is an increasingly important one for Hilco Vision as we seek to simplify the buying experience for our customers. We have long been impressed by the capabilities and loyal customer base that LBI has built for their cases and accessories programs. We are excited to expand their reach and intend to leverage our own digital capabilities to enhance even further the customer experience.”

LBI’s Chett Lehrer added, “LBI prides itself on an exceptional product and customer focus. We have strong belief that partnering with Hilco Vision will bring an even stronger proposition to our customers while protecting what we have built over more than 20 years.”

The two companies will operate independently for the next few months according to the integration roadmap, with LBI continuing to support sales and service, Hilco Vision said.

Hilco Vision has been creating Smart Optical Solutions since 1956, delivering comprehensive solutions to its customers. The company’s product portfolio is concentrated on five primary product categories: professional tools, vision protection, consumer accessories, lens care and eyecare.

Hilco Vision has direct subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.

Since its inception in 1949, LBI, has been a family owned and operated business. LBI was one of the first eyewear companies to import European styles in North America, and has created a name for itself in terms of quality and fashion in frames, cases and accessories.