Consolidation Reshapes Retail

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Acquisitions and consolidations, fueled by challenges faced by independent practices and some regional retail leaders, as well as the involvement of private equity investment, are reshaping the U.S. optical industry.

Players Advance to New Positions Within VM’s Latest Top 50 Report

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:29 AM NEW YORK—Acquisitions and consolidations, fueled by challenges faced by independent practices and some regional retail leaders, as well as the involvement of private equity investment, are reshaping the U.S. optical industry.

VMs Top 50 Retailers’ Sales Stable With Last Year

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:28 AM NEW YORK—The 2017 group of VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers’ collective sales totaled $12.8 billion in 2016, according to VM’s estimates. That’s just a sliver above the $12.1 billion they were estimated to be in 2015, although the composition of the regional groups, franchises and chains in the total differed slightly.

Key Optical Players Ranked by U.S. Sales in 2016

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:27 AM

Value-Conscious Consumer Propels Spending at Mass Merchant, Club Optical Locations

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:25 AM NEW YORK—While the general merchandise consumer retail market, across many categories, felt a sting in terms of customer traffic and spending in 2016, optical category dollars spent at vision departments within mass merchants and wholesale clubs held their own.

Consolidation Reshapes VM’s Top 50 U.S. Retailers; Vision Source Emerges in Top Spot

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Consolidations and the involvement of private equity investments which are spurring acquisitions of independent and regional retail/practice groups are reshaping the U.S. optical industry.

Watch for VM’s Signature Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report on Monday

By Staff
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—It was a busy year in 2016 across the U.S. optical industry. On top of a continuing run of acquisitions and consolidation, the year was marked by a broader penetration of new technologies that are reshaping the business, a more finicky and value-focused consumer, and mounting challenges for mall-based retailers, to name just a few of last year’s key challenges.

Time Is Running Out for Submissions to VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer Report

By Staff
Friday, April 14, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The deadline has been extended one week until April 17 for optical retailers to submit information to Vision Monday for the annual ranking in its 2017 Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report.

One More Week for Submissions to VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer Report

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The deadline has been extended one week until April 17 for optical retailers to submit information to Vision Monday for the annual ranking in its 2017 Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report.

Are You One of VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers?

By Staff
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is again collecting information from the nation’s largest national chains and regional operations to compile the 2017 Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report, our signature ranking based on sales during the 2016 calendar year. The exclusive report will be published in the May 15, 2016 issue of Vision Monday.

Retail Rising

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:30 AM NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Hit Record Sales Over $12B

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:29 AM NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

Consolidation Marks Sales Among VM’s Top 10

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:28 AM NEW YORK—The collective estimated sales of the Top 10, as a proportion of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers, is pronounced, as it’s been for the past several years. Based on calendar year 2015 estimates, the Top 10’s share of the Top 50 amounted to 86.3 percent of the Top 50’s total. This was on par with the 86.1 percent share of last year’s Top 10.
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