April 26 Deadline Is Approaching for Submissions to VM's 2024 Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report

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Friday, April 19, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition this year. VM's annual survey of regional and national retailers will collect and present sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2023. The deadline to submit information is April 26. "The Top 50 report and ranking will continue to examine U.S optical retail and ECP group revenues, and serves as a valuable resource to readers," said Anne Cooper, editorial director of Vision Monday and 20/20.

LensCrafters Launches Second Season of Its Immersive Roblox Experience

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—LensCrafters, part of EssilorLuxottica, has announced the launch of LensCrafters Eye Odyssey: World of Optics, the second season of its Eye Odyssey series on Roblox, a global immersive platform for communication and connection.

The Vision Council Hosts Nearly 100 Industry Executives for Lab Leadership Forum

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Monday, April 15, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted the 2024 Lab Leadership Forum on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, California. Nearly 100 optical industry executives gathered for the event, providing a platform for education, networking and recognition among optical laboratory professionals. The Lab Leadership Forum, tailored specifically for The Vision Council’s optical laboratory members, offered a comprehensive agenda aimed at fostering professional growth and collaboration among industry peers, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

Are You a Top U.S. Optical Retailer? Take VM's Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Survey Now

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Monday, April 15, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition this year. VM's annual survey will include regional and national retailers for the exclusive report.

Safilo and Marc Jacobs Renew Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy and NEW YORK—Safilo Group and Marc Jacobs have announced the early renewal of their multi-year global licensing agreement for Marc Jacobs branded eyewear until December 2031.

Eyewear by R.O.I. and Karen Kane Announce Renewal of Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:18 AM PHOENIX—Eyewear by R.O.I. and Karen Kane have announced the extension of their eyewear licensing agreement through 2028; the two companies signed their original licensing agreement in 2007.

The Vision Council Launches PolicyWatch, an Online Regulatory Monitoring Service for the Optical Industry

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Friday, April 5, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is introducing PolicyWatch, a regulatory monitoring service for the optical industry, tailored to provide easier access and understanding of the industry’s evolving legislative landscape. PolicyWatch will monitor legislation specific to teleoptometry, a rapidly expanding optical industry sector. Standing as a centralized resource, PolicyWatch offers real-time updates on teleoptometry laws, regulations, and legislation across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Are You a Top U.S. Optical Retailer? VM Opens its Annual Top 50 U.S. Retailers Survey, Sets April 26 Deadline

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition this year. The industry's leading news platform is kicking off its annual survey among regional and national retailers for the exclusive report, which will collect and present sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2023. "The Top 50 report and ranking will continue to examine U.S optical retail and ECP group revenues, and serves as a valuable resource to readers," said Anne Cooper, editorial director of Vision Monday and 20/20.

Marcolin Consolidates Performance in 2023, Grows in Revenue and Margins, Per Preliminary Results

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:21 AM LONGARONE and MILAN, Italy—On March 25, 2024, the board of directors of Marcolin presented the draft of the Group’s separate and consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023. Although the period was characterized by international geopolitical instability and logistical complexity, Marcolin was able to consolidate its performance in 2023.

Rob McCoy Joins SEE Eyewear as Chief Retail Officer

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Friday, March 22, 2024 12:21 AM SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—SEE Eyewear, the 40-unit optical retailer operating stores across the country, has announced Rob McCoy, who brings 35 years of experience in the optical industry across diverse geographies and businesses, joined SEE as chief retail officer in mid-March.

Accessories Council Announces 2024 ACE Award Winners

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Friday, March 22, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced the winners of its 2024 ACE (Accessories Council Excellence Awards) winners. Every year, the ACE Awards pay homage to those who have impacted the world of accessories as fashion industry leaders, press and retailers celebrate the contributions made to the industry.

Marcolin Inaugurates New York Showroom

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Friday, March 22, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Marcolin officially opened its new showroom in New York City last week with an exclusive opening ceremony on Thursday, March 14. The showroom is located on the 19th floor of 270 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

CFDA Eyewear Designers Launch 2024 Pride Collection at The Loft, Proceeds to Benefit Bring Change to Mind

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Ahead of Pride Month in June, seven CFDA eyewear designers are uniting to launch the third annual edCFDA Pride Eyewear Initiative. The designers will each offer a limited edition sunglass design, with a portion of the proceeds collectively benefiting Bring Change to Mind.

Now Optics Partners With Scout Onward to Recruit Next Generation of Executive Talent

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:15 AM DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Now Optics, parent company of eyecare retail brand Stanton Optical, has announced its partnership with Scout Onward, a leading athlete search agency, to recruit talented executive team members from sporting backgrounds.

Marcolin Obtains the Gender Equality Certification

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Sunday, March 17, 2024 12:24 AM LONGARONE and MILAN, Italy—Marcolin recently announced that it has obtained gender equality certification issued by the certification bodies accredited with Accredia (pursuant to EC Regulation 765/2008), which operate based on the UNI/PdR 125:2022 guidelines.