Friday, July 1, 2022 12:18 AM
LOS ANGELES—De Rigo Rem
has announced the promotion of two existing members of the team as well as the addition of a new public relations director.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Barton Perreira
is opening its fifth storefront in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. The area is home to multiple designer clothing and accessories stores and stylish restaurants.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:15 AM
, the online eyeglass retailer, has partnered with Bringing Life to the World
, a delegation of top physicians, as part of a new humanitarian effort, to bring both sight and medical assistance to developing countries all around the world. This pioneering medical effort kicked off in Nepal, where doctors from world renowned global medical centers were aimed at providing high quality lifesaving medical care, including vision care, to people who need it the most.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:00 AM
, an AR optical tech company, announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care, the company said. Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for all Walmart and Sam’s Optical
customers, across more than 2,800 Walmart Vision Centers and 550 Sam’s Clubs, and also powers the optical e-commerce experience on SamsClub.com. The announcement said, "Acquiring Memomi, an AR company, is the next step in Walmart’s journey of offering personalized, affordable access to optical care.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear
and Karl Lagerfeld
announce the multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:18 AM
TROY, Mich.—I-Deal Optics
has announced that Jan Cory has left the role of chief commercial officer, after successfully completing her two-year assignment.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:15 AM
has won three awards at the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards
. Three models from the current Silhouette sunglasses collection received awards: the limited Special Edition Futura Dot, the New York Sky collection and the Fisher Island model, which received the Best of the Best Award. Awarded for pioneering design, the Best of the Best Award is the highest honor in the Red Dot Design Awards. Silhouette’s Fisher Island model, which received the award, is a rimless women’s sun style that is light and intricately designed.
Monday, June 27, 2022 12:24 AM
, the made-in-Japan eyewear brand that offers a collection of handmade acetate and pure Japanese titanium eyewear, will open its American subsidiary in July.
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:15 AM
, a global leader in the development and deployment of advanced robotics for e-commerce, has partnered with Zenni
, the online eyewear retailer, to automate the "last meter" of Zenni’s fulfillment center in Novato, California.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:15 AM
SURREY, British Columbia, Canada—Specsavers
announced in mid-June the opening of its newest location here in the Guildford Towne Centre, which marks the group's milestone 2,500th store opening around the world.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:15 AM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Black Eyecare Perspective
is sharing its support for a number of Black-owned independent eyewear brands and encouraging the optical community to do the same.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:27 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Executives of Shopko Optical
and Midwest Vision Centers
have been meeting for at least the past two months as they worked to smooth the path forward once Shopko Optical completed its planned acquisition of the smaller optical retailer, executives of Shopko Optical said Monday on a conference call announcing the finalization of the deal. During the call, Shopko Optical executives noted that Dr. Myrel A. Neumann, the former owner of Midwest Vision Centers, will serve in an advisory role moving forward to help manage through the transition.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:24 AM
WARREN, N.J.—Mondottica USA
has announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Roxy prescription frames and prescription sunglasses in the optical channel in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:18 AM
MUNICH—Show organizers have announced that opti 2023
is set to be held two weeks earlier than usual, running from Jan. 13-15, 2023.
Monday, June 20, 2022 11:15 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
announced this morning that it has acquired Midwest Vision Centers
, which operates 18 eyecare locations in Minnesota and North Dakota. The transaction will expand Shopko Optical to 142 eyecare centers throughout the Upper Midwest, according to the company’s announcement. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Midwest Vision Centers is Shopko Optical’s seventh completed acquisition over the past six months. Shopko Optical now operates eyecare centers across 13 states.