Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 16 and 17, 2022|


This Weekend It’s All About Easter, Inflation and Spring Fever

NEW YORK—Whether you celebrate Easter or not, there always seems to be something lighthearted and sunny in the air this time of year. Spring has fully settled in around most of the country, with flowers beginning to bloom and green grass making a triumphant reappearance. In addition to this Spring-fever optimism, Easter seems to put Americans in a mood to spend money as well. In fact, the National Retail Federation reports that people plan to spend an average $169.79 this year on Easter-related items.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ECPs note staffing and supply chain issues, Jobson's ECP Coronavirus Survey says, Safilo names Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni new president and CCO for North America, Retina Consultants of America announces Florida partnerships, EssilorLuxottica proposes acquisition of Fedon & Figli S.p.A. and Performance Eyecare of St. Louis reports expansion and sales growth all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

ECPs Note Persistent Staffing and Some Supply Chain Issues While Sales Are Higher Compared to 2021, Per Jobson's Wave 30 ECP Survey

Safilo Group Names Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni New President and Chief Commercial Officer for North American Market

Retina Consultants of America Announces Two New Florida Partnerships as it Marks 25th Alliance Overall

EssilorLuxottica to Enter Packaging and Eyeglass Cases Sector With Proposed Acquisition of Fedon & Figli S.p.A.

Performance Eyecare of St. Louis Reports Double-Digit Expansion and Sales Growth Through the Pandemic

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Editor's Pick

Safilo Group Names Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni New President and Chief Commercial Officer for North American Market

PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI), one of the eyewear industry’s principal players in the design, manufacturing and distribution of optical frames, sunglasses, sports eyewear, goggles and helmets, has appointed Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni as the president and chief commercial officer for the North American market, effective from June 1, 2022, following the retirement of Steve Wright. Rinaldi Ceroni, who has extensive wholesale and retail experience in the eyewear industry, having also served as VP, international strategy & business development at Costa Del Mar during a significant period of expansion, joined Safilo in June 2020 as global general manager of Smith Optics, today the biggest brand in Safilo’s portfolio.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of April 10: Easter Traditions, Facts About College Graduates and Aspex Promotes TurboFlex

Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at a Easter traditions, facts about college graduates and Aspex promotes TurboFlex.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies, Students and Designers Return to Vision Expo East

NEW YORK—From March 31-April 3, Vision Expo East returned to New York City for the first time since 2019—and so did thousands of members of the optical community from all around the world. This year’s show was a much-welcome return to New York, showcasing hours of education, special guests, brand-new tech and countless frames. Here, we’re taking a look at some fun snapshots from Vision Expo East 2022, from ECPs, designers, students and more.
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