Blenders Eyewear Expands Athlete Roster With Anikha Greer, Sasha DiGiulian and Orla Walsh

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Friday, January 27, 2023 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Blenders Eyewear has expanded its athlete roster with the addition of CrossFit athlete Anikha Greer, professional climber Sasha DiGiulian and Team Ireland cyclist Orla Walsh.

Zyloware, Longest Running Family-Owned and Operated Optical Frame Supplier in the U.S., Celebrates 100 Years of Business

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:24 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Christopher and James Shyer, owners and co-CEOs of Zyloware, announced that company turns 100 years old today, January 26, 2023. The Zyloware family, which extends beyond the Shyers to its employees, partners, friends, and the optical industry, will be invited to celebrate “a century of helping people see a beautiful day every day” throughout 2023 with a series of events to mark this milestone. Zyloware was incorporated as a business in New York State on January 26, 1923.

Marcolin Group Appoints Alessio Puleo as Group Marketing Director

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:15 AM LONGARONE—Marcolin has announced the appointment of Alessio Puleo as group marketing director. Puleo began working at Marcolin in 2021 and reports directly to CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci.

Black EyeCare Perspective Names Essence Johnson, OD, Executive Director

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:18 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Black EyeCare Perspective has named Essence Johnson, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO, as the first executive director of the non-profit. Dr. Johnson has served as the organizations chief visionary officer.

Charmant USA Appoints Mick Kunish Director of Business Development

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:15 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group has announced that Charmant USA named Mick Kunish its new director of business development. Kunish has 22 years of optical industry experience.

Marchon Eyewear and Columbia Sportswear Renew Exclusive Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear and Columbia Sportswear have announced the multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.

Essilor Instruments and Espansione Group Enter Distribution Partnership

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Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:21 AM DALLAS—Essilor Instruments, a division of EssilorLuxottica (ESLOF) and Espansione Group have announced a long-term exclusive partnership for North America.

Successful opti 2023 Welcomes 15,500 Visitors, Showcases Eyewear, Tech, Social Media and Myopia Management

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:18 AM MUNICH, Germany—The 2023 edition of opti wrapped up on January 15 in Munich, Germany. The show, which began on January 13, marks the first major international optical international trade show of the year.

Marcolin and Harley-Davidson Renew and Expand Licensing Agreement Through 2027

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Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:27 AM LONGARONE—Marcolin and Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of optical frames and sunglasses branded Harley-Davidson.

Thélios Names Cedric Moreau Vice President of Sales, USA Optical Channel

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Thélios, part of LVMH, has announced that Cedric Moreau has joined the company as vice president of sales for the optical channel in the USA, effective immediately. He will report to Enrico Sanavia, head of Americas, and be based in New York.

OGI Eyewear Celebrates 25 Years in Business, Renews Artistic, Technical and Social Commitments

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Thursday, January 5, 2023 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS—OGI Eyewear celebrated 25 years in business on Dec. 15, 2022. Founded in 1997 in Minnesota, the indie eyewear brand now celebrates its bold, colorful approach in product and branding, blending high-fashion compositions with vivid palettes, dynamic designs and a unique Minnesotan perspective.

Italy's ANFAO Reports Increased Exports for 2022, Cites Concerns About Inflation and Other Factors for 2023

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:21 AM PIEVE DI CADORE, Italy—The Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers’ Association general meeting was held earlier this month at the Eyewear Museum of Pieve di Cadore to take stock of the eyewear industry's performance and review the forecast for the coming months in Italy and internationally.

1847 Holdings to Acquire ICU Eyewear

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Friday, December 23, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—1847 Holdings announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ICU Eyewear Holdings Inc., a leading designer of over-the-counter (OTC), non-prescription reading glasses, sunglasses, blue light blocking eyewear, sun readers and outdoor specialty sunglasses.

Orbis Announces Five-Year Partnership Renewal With Omega

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Thursday, December 22, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Orbis International announces its renewed partnership with Swiss watchmaker Omega, providing the organization with $2.5 million over the next five years.

Kenmark Eyewear Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Kentucky Derby Giveaway, Celebratory Events and More

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, Ken.—Kenmark Eyewear has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a special giveaway, celebratory events and more.