Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 2 and 3, 2022|


Tips From a Nike Co-Founder, McKinsey Partner and Happiness Expert Among the Highlights of Weekend’s Summer Reading List

NEW YORK—With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, one might think it’s too late to get together a summer reading list. Nonsense. There’s still plenty of summer left, and this weekend is as good as any to narrow down and finally identify a couple of books to read before Labor Day arrives in a flash 10 weekends from now. (You know you’ll thank yourself for the self-improvement effort come September.) So we asked a distinguished panel of industry readers to offer a few suggestions from their lists. What follows is a buffet of books certain to whet anyone’s appetite.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Walmart to acquire Memomi, Jobson Quarterly ECPulse Survey monitors business trends for ECPs, EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors appoints new chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio passes away at 87 and Schneider unveils Modulo One at Digicon Conference all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Walmart to Acquire AR Optical Tech Company Memomi for Virtual Try-On and Contact-Free Digital Measurements

New Jobson Quarterly ECPulse Survey Monitors Wide Range of Influences on ECPs' Businesses

EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Pays Tribute to Leonardo Del Vecchio and Appoints New Chairman

Leonardo Del Vecchio, Founder, Visionary and Chairman of EssilorLuxottica, Passes Away at 87

Schneider Unveils Modulo One, the First Fully Automated Optical Lab, at Digicon Conference

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Walmart to Acquire AR Optical Tech Company Memomi for Virtual Try-On and Contact-Free Digital Measurements

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart and Memomi, an AR optical tech company, announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care, the company said. Since 2019, Memomi has enabled digital measurements for all Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers, across more than 2,800 Walmart Vision Centers and 550 Sam’s Clubs, and also powers the optical e-commerce experience on The announcement said, "Acquiring Memomi, an AR company, is the next step in Walmart’s journey of offering personalized, affordable access to optical care.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 26: Vision Loss and Health, an Optical Legend Passes and New At-Home COVID Tests

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 vision loss and health, an optical legend passes and new at-home COVID tests.
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Tweet of the Week

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Community Voices

Industry and Global Leaders React to the Passing of Leonardo Del Vecchio, 87

NEW YORK and MILAN—Salutes and commentary from dignitaries, designers, colleagues, clients and competitors started to come through on Monday around the world on international media and social media as hundreds shared condolences and observations about the passing of Luxottica founder and EssilorLuxottica chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who was 87. The news which broke Monday morning in Europe, was shared in a brief message by the company, as VMAIL reported.
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