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EssilorLuxottica and Diesel Announce a 10-Year Licensing Agreement

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Friday, June 21, 2024 10:36 AM EssilorLuxottica and Diesel announced that they have signed an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Diesel eyewear. The agreement will be effective immediately until December 31, 2029, with an automatic renewal option of an additional five years. The first collection under the agreement will be available on the market from Q1 2025.

Morel Opens Baltic Subsidiary

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 11:37 AM The Jura-based eyewear manufacturer Morel announces a new step in its international development with the launch of Morel Baltic, its fourth subsidiary opened since the beginning of 2024. Its 19th subsidiary worldwide, the new branch will strengthen the company’s distribution network in Eastern Europe with an official presence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Process of Defining ANFAO Governance Completed

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:09 PM As planned at the beginning of her term, Lorraine Berton, now ANFAO president, also became president of the subsidiary IES Srl, the service company which successfully manages a number of activities, including Mido | Milano Eyewear Show.

Specsavers Champions Next Generation of Optometrists in Canada With ASCO Sponsorship

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:01 AM Specsavers has announced their sponsorship of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). ASCO represents the interests of institutions of optometric education and enhances the efforts of these institutions as they prepare highly qualified graduates of optometry to best serve the public’s eye health needs.

Marchon Eyewear and Longchamp Announced Renewal of the Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Monday, June 17, 2024 11:30 AM This agreement is for the worldwide, exclusive design, development, production and distribution of ophthalmic and sunglass collections under the Longchamp name. Marchon and Longchamp first engaged as licensing partners in 2016, introducing the first-ever collection of eyewear for the brand in 2017.

Local Leaders Break Ground on the Waterloo Eye Institute

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Friday, June 14, 2024 9:00 AM The University of Waterloo has broken ground on the Waterloo Eye Institute (WEI), the School of Optometry and Vision Science’s new center of excellence in vision research, optometric education and patient care. With 68,000 square feet of new and renovated space, the WEI will extend its impact, providing essential services to patients of all ages.

A New Sustainable Approach for EssilorLuxottica’s Operations in Italy

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 11:01 AM EssilorLuxottica implements an innovative project near Pescara, Italy, which oversees the recovery and reconversion of industrial land surrounding the site of Barberini, an optical glass lens manufacturer and part of EssilorLuxottica. Covering almost 40 hectares, EssilorLuxottica will create a large solar farm to produce renewable energy along with a green area hosting sports facilities and natural food crops.

WCO and Alcon Extend Global Partnership for Dry Eye Disease Education

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:29 PM The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon are extending their education initiative to advance global, evidence-based dry eye disease education, which has garnered widespread exposure and interest over the past two years. As part of the renewed collaboration, an update to the existing WCO Alcon Dry Eye Wheel is now available.

WestGroupe Expands Sales Team in U.S. and Canada

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 10:53 AM WestGroupe has announced the expansion of its North American sales force to accommodate the upcoming addition of AllSaints, Nano and BFlex to its brand portfolio. In Canada, the new division will work alongside the existing Western and Wescan divisions while a new two-division structure will be created for the U.S.

For the Second Year, Mido Takes First Prize in the Mediastars Press Section With Its ‘Spheres’ Communication Campaign

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Monday, June 10, 2024 2:59 PM The “Spheres” campaign was a turning point in the advertising sector because it was the first, in the trade show industry, to be created by combining human creativity and the innovative power of artificial intelligence, exploring the new frontiers of visual communication.

FYihealth Group: Leading in Workplace Excellence, Year After Year

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Friday, June 7, 2024 3:11 PM With eye health and enhancing the lives of each patient at the forefront of FYihealth group’s values, Dr. Alan Ulsifer, CEO and chair of FYihealth group describes 2024 as a time for “growth and further establishing our position in the eyecare industry.” FYihealth group has collected notable achievements and recognitions, making it a very attractive and unique Canadian-based workplace.

Revo Expands Retail Footprint With Pop-Up Store in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:34 AM NEW YORK—Revo has announced the opening of a new pop-up retail store in the harbor town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. This opening marks another milestone in the brand’s global retail expansion strategy and follows successful openings in Barcelona, Spain and New York City.

Nikon Optical Celebrates 35 Years in Canada—The First Laboratory Outside of Japan

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:37 AM In 1989, Nikon Optical decided to expand its global network by setting up its first laboratory outside of Japan in Montreal, Canada. Today, Nikon Optical Canada employs 200 employees with laboratories across Canada and produces some 2,000 lenses every day.

Marcolin Brings ‘Talk’ Format Abroad: Second Appointment Held in Shanghai

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 1:31 PM The innovative discussion platform, created by Marcolin, made its debut outside Italy for the first time. The second event took place on Friday, May 31, at the group's showroom in Shanghai, the beating heart of the Asian economic and financial community. The event was organized in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China.

Mondottica and WestGroupe Announce Partnership to Bring AllSaints Eyewear to North America

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Monday, June 3, 2024 9:08 AM Mondottica and WestGroupe announce their partnership to introduce AllSaints Eyewear to the North American market. Under this strategic collaboration, Mondottica will leverage its expertise in design and production, while WestGroupe will utilize its extensive network and market insights to expand the reach of AllSaints Eyewear, the first eyewear license from the British brand known for emphasizing individuality and authenticity.