Friday, July 30, 2021 12:18 AM
SUN VALLEY, Calif. and MILAN—De Rigo Group
has announced that Lozza
, which is the longest-standing Italian eyewear brand and is owned by De Rigo Group, has officially been added to the special register of historic Italian brands.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:18 AM
PADUA, Italy and SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Blenders Eyewear
, part of Safilo Group
, is taking a further step in its international growth and development projects.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:24 AM
MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—Total Vision this week announced the addition of Camarillo Vision Center
in Southern California to its network.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:18 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
this week announced two new regional managers who also are joining the retailer’s leadership team.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:24 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical
announced the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year. The winners will be announced later this year and honored during Transitions Academy 2022, January 16-19. “2020 was a unique year, and it’s now more important than ever to focus on the highlights and celebrate our Innovation Award finalists and their achievements,” said Jose Alves, general manager, Americas, Transitions Optical.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vontélle Eyewear
has announced a partnership with ViacomCBS
Consumer Products for a children’s eyewear line themed around popular Nickelodeon characters.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:27 AM
PARIS—The French Competition Authority
(FCA) issued a statement yesterday stating that it sanctioned Luxottica
and other brands for having imposed retail prices on opticians and forbidding product sales online.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:21 AM
PADUA, Italy and TOKYO—On the occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, due to take place from July 23 through Aug. 8, Safilo
has announced it will exhibit its recycled plastic sunglasses made exclusively for The Ocean Cleanup at Casa Italia, the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:18 AM
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—SEE Eyewear
has partnered with comedian, actor and host Howie Mandel on a new capsule collection of handmade, Italian eyewear. The SEE x Howie Mandel collection officially launched in all 44 SEE stores and on the SEE website on July 20, with the tagline “This is Howie SEE.” This is SEE and Mandel’s second collaboration; the first collection launched in November 2020, as reported
. Made up of both acetate, metal and combination styles, the collection features eight optical styles priced from $339 to $399.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW DELHI & MUMBAI, India—Omnichannel eyewear brand, Lenskart
, raised $220 million funding from Temasek
and Falcon Edge Capital
. Other investors including Bay Capital and Chiratae Ventures also participated in this round.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:18 AM
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group
and French fashion and lifestyle brand Elle
have announced the extension of their long-term collaboration by an additional five years.
Friday, July 16, 2021 12:33 AM
HEBRON, Ky.—The “Zeiss Customer Experience”, featuring a model eyecare practice and optical store of the future, was on full display Wednesday, as Zeiss Vision Care executives welcomed visitors to the company’s new, 2,500-square foot Zeiss Vision Center showroom here. “We invite eyecare practitioners from across the country to visit our new facility so they can then open their own Zeiss Vision Center and provide a unique customer-centric experience for their patients,” said Jens Boy, president of Zeiss Vision Care U.S., who spoke to a group of invited guests and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony, along with Kentucky state and local officials.
Friday, July 16, 2021 12:24 AM
PADUA and NEW YORK—Safilo Group
and Carolina Herrera
have announced a five-year global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Carolina Herrera branded eyewear.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM
, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20.