VM's Top 50 Retailers' Collective Sales Rise 5 Percent

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Updated on May 15, 2018
NEW YORK—The 2018 group of VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers’ collective sales totaled an estimated $13.4 billion in 2017, or 38.6 percent of the total U.S. market’s sales, according to VM’s estimates. That’s just about 5 percent above the $12.8 billion they were estimated to be in 2017, although the composition of the regional groups, franchises and chains in the total differed slightly.

The shift in the Top 10’s share of sales, however, grew to a collective estimated $11.5 billion for 2017, compared to approximately $11.0 billion in the prior year, also nearly a 5 percent increase. That put the Top 10 at an estimated 33.2 percent of the total U.S. market sales in 2017.

The Top 7 individual company group’s rankings remained the same in 2017 compared to the prior year. Vision Source held at Number 1, Luxottica Retail at 2, Walmart (including Sam’s) at 3, National Vision Holdings at 4, Costco at 5, Visionworks at 6 and MyEyeDr./Capital Vision Services at Number 7. Number 8, EyeCare Partners, moved up from 9 in 2016, with Refac moving to Number 9. Number 10 Eyemart Express held that rank once again.