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Eyemart Express Buy 1, Give 1 Campaign Back for Second Year

DALLAS, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyemart Express, a Top 10 U.S. optical retailer, announces that from July 30 through Sept. 16, K-12 educators who purchase one or more pairs of glasses will earn free pairs for their schools' students who need them. The Buy 1, Give 1 promotion, along with the everyday 20-percent off Educator Discount, further underscores Eyemart Express' commitment to serving those who service our community by offering exclusive programs that benefit teachers and staff –...

Japan's discount eyewear chains envision wider future in Asia

TOKYO -- Japanese discount eyewear makers are expanding into the larger Asian market, as Owndays rolls out new stores in Thailand while Zoff looks to open its first location in Hong Kong with Convenience Retail Asia, an affiliate of Li & Fung.Eyeglasses remain a luxury for many Asian consumers -- a fact that the Japanese purveyors see as an opportunity to flex their cost-cutting supply chains.Tokyo-based Owndays opened the third location of its discount Owndays Lab chain in Thailand last...

Eyewear chains adopt Uniqlo model for expansion in Asia

TOKYO: While eyewear remains a luxury purchase for many Asian consumers, Japanese discount retailers, including Owndays and Zoff, see an opportunity to enter the market with a streamlined model similar to that of Uniqlo.Tokyo-based Owndays opened its third Lab store in a mall north of Bangkok in August. Its model aims to take the sleek model of other Japanese companies in order to sell pairs of glasses for as little as 1,000 baht (USD$30), around half the price of its other more expensive...