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Eyewear Intelligence

Published since 2000, Eyewear Intelligence remains the most authoritative and comprehensive business newsletter on the eyewear and optical market in Europe, focusing on suppliers, distributors and retailers operating anywhere in this important region of the world. Eyewear Intelligence is published in English a minimum of 15 times a year and can be received by e-mail or regular mail. It is only available by subscription.

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July 10, 2014
Vol. 15 - N°11+ 12
Summary of the issue
  • Three designer brands join forces
  • Cooper to buy Sauflon
  • CVI outperforms less than before
  • Valeant bids higher for Allergan
  • Essilor targets sales of €8 billion
  • Salmoiraghi's troubles diminish
  • New U.K. manager, partnerships and services at Cecop
  • Gatto Astucci back to its founders
  • New acquisitions by Europa International
  • Italian exports up 9.5% in the quarter
CorporateAfflelou, Luxottica, Maui Jim, Ocuco, PFO Global, Safilo, Transitions, etc.

Management & DistributionAdlens, Alcon, CooperVision, Ogi Eyewear, REM, Rodenstock, etc.

Results & StatisticsFielmann,Optic 2000, VisionWatchEurope, U.S. Barometer

Other CompaniesBoots Optician, CrossEyes, De Rigo, FittingBox, Google, Krys, Marchon, Mister Spex, Oakley, Signet Armorlite, Silhouette, Sunglass Hut, etc.
June 6, 2014
Vol. 15 - N° 9 + 10
Summary of the issue
  • VisionWatch study shows interesting trends in Europe and the U.S.
  • Mitsui takes over SunSensors
  • Hoya becomes more dynamic
  • Zeiss' vision care sales go down
  • Lens firms get anti-trust fines in China
  • Optic 2000 aims for 18% coverage
  • Boots Opticians grows by 4.2%
  • Google Glass works with Marchon
  • Menrad distributes Revo in Europe
  • Electric becomes a lifestyle brand
  • Spy becomes more optical, international
  • Sunoptic launches its private label
  • A rundown of new regulations
Corporate & LegalAllergan, Coburn, Hilco, Luxottica, Vision Council, etc.

Management & DistributionEssilor, Exalt Cycle, Highmark, Hoya, J&J, Optovision, etc.

ProductCamper, Etnia Barcelona, Oakley, Sauflon, Visibilia p 7, etc.

Other CompaniesItalia Independent, Mykita, Optiker Bode, Pro Optik, Transitions, etc.
May 5 , 2014
Vol. 15 - No. 7 + 8
Summary of the issue
  • Valeant wants to buy Allergan
  • Essilor reports a good quarter, closes its latest big acquisitions
  • Luxottica gets the Kors license, suffers from the strong euro
  • Hal consolidates improving Safilo
  • Marcolin continues Viva's integration
  • Italia Independent rises by 59%
  • Good quarter for Fielmann
  • New figures from Germany
  • Clearlab wants to establish its brand
  • New data on contact lenses
  • European call for better eye health
  • Mixed trends in the U.S.
  • Interesting moves by Ocuco
CorporateAlcon, Carl Zeiss, Google, Luxottica, Neil Barrett, etc.

ProductAllison, Faoflex, Google, Italia Independent, Kenmark, Mykita, Optical Service, Safilo, WearLite, etc.

Other CompaniesBluebird Creative, Fleye, Maui Jim, Menrad, Norville, Ocuco, Optic 2000, Rodenstock, Sting, TD Tom Davies, VSP, Uvex, etc.

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