Kenmark Eyewear and Original Penguin Renew License

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 12:21 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kenmark Eyewear has announced the renewal of its exclusive license agreement to develop, produce and distribute eyewear for the Original Penguin brand. Kenmark has designed and distributed eyewear in collaboration with Original Penguin for over a decade, beginning in 2011; this renewed partnership will continue until 2029, the announcement said. Since the start of their affiliation, Kenmark Eyewear and Original Penguin have successfully launched multiple eyewear segments, including Original Penguin optical, sun and junior collections. The synergy between the two teams has resulted in products that are both original and reflective of the heritage brand’s aesthetic, Kenmark said in a statement.

EssilorLuxottica and Diesel Announce 10-Year Licensing Agreement

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and MILAN—EssilorLuxottica and Diesel have announced an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Diesel eyewear. This agreement is effective immediately until December 31, 2029, with an automatic renewal option of an additional five years.

ABB Optical Group Kicks Off the 10th Annual Optometry Student Challenge

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Optometry Student Challenge, presented by ABB Optical Group, one of the largest independent providers of optical products, services and business solutions in the eyecare industry.

Marchon Eyewear and Longchamp Announce Renewal of Exclusive Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and French luxury brand Longchamp announced today the multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.

EssilorLuxottica to Convert 40 Hectares of Industrial Land into Solar Farm, Natural Food Crops

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica has announced the implementation of an innovative project near Pescara, Italy which involves the recovery and reconversion of industrial land surrounding the site of Barberini, a world-class optical glass lens manufacturer.

WestGroupe Expands Sales Team in U.S. and Canada

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Monday, June 10, 2024 12:24 AM MONTREAL—WestGroupe, a leading optical company headquartered in Montreal, has announced the expansion of its North American sales force to accommodate the upcoming additions of AllSaints, Nano and BFlex to its brand portfolio. In Canada, this new division will work alongside the existing Western and Wescan divisions, according to the announcement. WestGroupe said it will create a new two-division structure in the U.S. The brands within this new structure will enjoy the same discount levels and sales programs as WestGroupe’s existing brands, the company said.

Anagram Names Shane Shepherd Head of Revenue Cycle Management

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024 12:21 AM SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Anagram, a software solutions company that helps ECPs to better support patients through assistance with vision insurance, lab ordering and administrative tasks, has announced the appointment of Shane Shepherd as the new head of revenue cycle management.

Alexander Julian and Eyewear by R.O.I. Announce Licensing Extension

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Friday, May 31, 2024 12:18 AM PHOENIX—American fashion designer Alexander Julian and Eyewear by R.O.I. have announced that they are extending their licensing agreement through 2028.

Mondottica and WestGroupe Partner to Bring AllSaints Eyewear to North America

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Friday, May 31, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Mondottica and WestGroupe have announced a distribution agreement to introduce AllSaints Eyewear to the North American market.

De Rigo Group and Zadig&Voltaire Renew Eyewear Brand Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:15 AM LONGARONE, Italy—The De Rigo Group and fashion house Zadig&Voltaire have announced the renewal of the worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames.

GVO Announces Exclusive North American Partnership With WestGroupe to Distribute Nano Vista and BFlex Brands in the U.S. and Canada

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:21 AM MADRID—GVO has announced a strategic partnership with WestGroupe for the exclusive distribution of Nano Vista and BFlex across the United States and Canada, starting August 1, 2024. This partnership leverages WestGroupe's distribution capabilities and GVO’s expertise in developing childrens’ eyewear solutions, the announcement stated.

Ottica Veneta to Distribute Dandy’s in United States

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:15 AM SEGUSINO, Italy and DALLAS—Ottica Veneta and Fao Flex S.r.l are partnering to distribute Dandy’s Eyewear in the United States, according to an announcement from Ottica Veneta. Dandy’s is the newest partner of Ottica Veneta, producer of Sospiri luxury eyewear and U.S. distributor of Lamarca and De Lotto eyewear. Dandy’s, which was founded in the Veneto region of Italy, creates an urban, classic appeal with bold shapes, vibrant colors and limited edition frames. Ottica Veneta founder Riccardo Lamon said, “I’m from the Veneto region, and welcoming in a brand that aligns with our vision of quality and style so clearly has been natural.

Zeiss Group Reports Double Digit Revenue Growth in First Half of Fiscal Year

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Friday, May 17, 2024 12:21 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group has reported the results of the first half of fiscal year 2023/24. The group generated revenue totaling €5.304 million for the period ended March 31, 2024.

ClearVision Is Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for Ninth Time

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical was recognized for the ninth time as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group.

Harrow Reports Growth in First Quarter of 2024, Restates Commitment to Building Its Dry Eye Disease Franchise

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 12:21 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Harrow, a U.S. eyecare pharmaceutical company, (Nasdaq: HROW) has announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. In the first quarter of 2024, Harrow recorded revenues of $34.6 million, a 33 percent increase over the $26.1 million realized in the prior-year quarter.