VM’s Top 50 Optical Retailers: Consolidation Reorders the Ranking

By Staff
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK—A reshaping of the U.S. optical industry continued among the industry's largest retail and ECP group players last year. The 2018 VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer's Report exclusively assesses 2017 calendar year sales, revealing new positioning among the Top 10 players within 2018's Top 50 ranking. Editor’s Note: due to some adjustments in the number of store locations and sales revenues for certain companies for 2017, this story has been updated as of May 15.

A Fresh Picture Takes Shape

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 12:30 AM NEW YORK—A reshaping of the U.S. optical industry continued among the industry's largest retail and ECP group players last year. The 2018 VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailer's Report exclusively assesses 2017 calendar year sales, revealing new positioning among the Top 10 players within 2018's Top 50 ranking. Editor’s Note: due to some adjustments in the number of store locations and sales revenues for certain companies for 2017, this story has been updated as of May 15.

Consolidation Effects Seen Among VM's Top 50 U.S. Leading Retail Players

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 12:29 AM NEW YORK—A reshaping of the U.S. optical industry continued among the industry’s largest retail and ECP group players last year.

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

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 12:28 AM 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.

Key Optical Players Ranked by U.S. Sales in 2017

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 12:27 AM

VM’s Top 50 Optical Retailers: A Fresh Picture Takes Shape as Consolidation Re-Orders the Ranking

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—It was a busy year in 2017 across the optical retailing business in the U.S. Many companies enjoyed modest organic growth as the U.S. economy continued to grow, the stock markets pushed upward and consumers and patients remained confident in their outlook for the future.

One Last Extension for 2018 VM's Top 50 Optical Retailers' Submissions

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Is your business a candidate to be among Vision Monday’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers? VM is issuing one last deadline extension for submissions to its annual survey of optical retailers across the U.S. for inclusion in the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report. Results from the survey will be published in the May 2018 digital and print issue of Vision Monday. This survey is being sent to chief executives of retail operations, both chain and independent. The survey, and the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report, will be based upon revenues for the calendar year that ended Dec. 31, 2017.

Vision Monday Launches Annual Survey for Top 50 U.S. Retailers Report

By Staff
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Medical Information, publisher of Vision Monday, is launching its annual survey of optical retailers across the U.S. for inclusion in the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report. Results from the survey will be published in the May 2018 digital and print issue of Vision Monday. This survey is being sent to chief executives of retail operations, both chain and independent, this week. The survey, and the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report, will be based upon revenues for the calendar year that ended Dec. 31, 2017. The 2017 report is accessible here and can be downloaded here

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