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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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March 28, 2014
Vol. 14 - N°5 + 6
Summary of the issue
  • CVC takes over Synsam Nordic
  • Hal raises sales and profits in optical
  • Safilo will focus more on house brands
  • Marchon grows by a double digit
  • Luxottica will work with Google
  • De Rigo posts mixed sales results
  • Allison grows by 25%
  • Spy turns around, readies for expansion
  • Vuarnet boosts its sun RX program
  • CVI grows twice as fast as the market
  • Safilens goes for foreign expansion
  • La/Es looks at foreign markets, too
  • High-end readers have a market
  • "Made in Italy" label helps some firms
  • Recovery in U.K., but competition is high
CorporateCiba Vision, Maui Jim, Max Pittion, PFO Global, Sauflon, Zeiss, etc.

Management & DistributionCVI, Ocuco, Sunoptic, Tura, VSP, etc.

Other CompaniesApollo Optik, Fedon, Hans Anders, Grasset, Hoët, Inspecs, Mei, Novartis, Okia, Opto-Tech, Rudy Project, Schalcon, SEG, Sylvian Heach, etc.

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Feb. 28, 2014
Vol. 15 - N° 3 + 4
Summary of the issue
  • GfK sees European sales up by O.2%
  • Fielmann raises market share
  • Emerging markets to drive 30% growth
  • Luxottica is optimistic
  • Essilor raises profit by 1.5%, looks at emerging markets and sunwear for growth
  • Essilor buys Coastal Contacts
  • GetLenses buys Vision Direct
  • Marcolin signs licenses with Zegna
  • Exports offset domestic drop in Italy
  • Oxo Italia wants more private label
  • Rodenstock reports good growth
  • Adlens revises pact with Mondottica
  • WooDone can bend its wooden frames
  • Ocuco buys firm, loses on Seiko patent
Corporate General Optica, Menicon, Ocuco, Scrivens, Swiss Eyewear Group

Management & DistributionEssilor, Spy, etc.

Other Companies100% Optical, Carl Zeiss, CooperVision, Google, Götti, Ital-Lenti, Lissac, Oakley, Oliver Goldsmith, Optiker Bode, Rudy Project, Samsung, SEG,etc.
Jan. 31 , 2014
Vol. 15 - No. 1 + 2
Summary of the issue
  • Luxottica eyes sales of €10 billion and goes digital with Glasses.com
  • MyOptique raises new equity
  • Vision Express acquires Rayners
  • Essilor breaks the €5 billion barrier
  • New equity, new COO for Gold & Wood
  • New management at Silhouette
  • Salmoiraghi moves into drugstores
  • Goggle Glass adds prescription, sun
  • Germany is in a recovery mode
  • Spectaris gives many European data
  • Good progress at Opti show in Munich
  • Anfao looks at counterfeiting
  • Fluorescein strips to be medical devices
  • GrandVision acquires Lenstore
Management & DistributionAdlens, Gloryfy, iC Berlin, J&J, Kirk & Kirk, Licefa, Luxottica, Marchon, Modo, Oliver Goldsmith, Safilo, Seiko, Spy, etc.

Other Companies
Bode Design, Cazal, Coburn, Etnia Barcelona, FMO, Google, Inspecs, Italia Independent, Menicon, Mister Spex, MPG, Mykita, Primus Optik, Rodenstock, Sover, Spy, TD Tom Davies, Very French Gangsters, Zeiss, etc.

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