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What to Watch: The Evolution of Italy's Eyewear Industry MILAN — In eyewear, it's no longer a matter of big is good. Giant is better. Luxottica and Essilor, the leading maker of lenses worldwide, have agreed to a 46 billion euro merger to form an eyewear behemoth with annual sales of more than 15 billion [...]
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Sequoia-Backed Chinese Eyewear Producer LOHO Secures $100M Round Hong Kong LOHO Eyewear Lifestyle LLC., backed by Sequoia Capital China, has secured close to US$100 million in a series C financing round injected by private equity firm Centurium Capital. With a focus on "Internet + Fashion", LOHO Eyewear Lifestyle [...]
With eyes set on US launch, Israeli glasses giant signs Kim Kardashian as spokesmodel With eyes set on penetrating the US market, Israeli fashion eyewear giant Carolina Lemke Berlin has inked a reported $20-30 million deal to sign reality TV queen and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian as their new spokesmodel. The company said in a with [...]
Quartz Africa Innovators 2018: A list of 30 pioneers Entrepreneur Brenda Katwesigye's goal is to reach Ugandans who don't have access to eye care, and “change the outlook on eyewear” in the country. In 2016, she was selected as a Mandela-Washington Fellow, which inspired her to leave a comfortable job [...]
, the nine-day ride to Sturgis, SD will provide twenty veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Founded in 2015 by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy-award winning director Robert Manciero, VCR uses motorcycle therapy to provide a healing and fun experience for a select group of veterans who need support. “Giving veterans an outlet for their stress, and creating a way for them to find emotional balance, is critical,” said ride founder Dave Frey. VCR provides a group of veterans with the benefits of riding, plus a camaraderie and brotherhood that veterans often have difficulty finding on their own. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – many who are still young individuals – are facing a major crisis, with an estimated 20 percent of those veterans.
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) – Today Full Vision Productions announced that the second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) will be hosted in summer 2016 and a new nomination program, “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime,” has been added. Starting in Los Angeles, California on July 30, the nine-day ride to Sturgis, SD will provide twenty veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Founded in 2015 by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy-award winning director Robert Manciero, VCR uses motorcycle therapy to provide a healing and fun experience for a select group of veterans who need support. VCR provides a group of veterans with the benefits of riding, plus a camaraderie and brotherhood that veterans often have difficulty finding on their own.
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Cara Delevingne channels geek chic in specs as she gets back in front of the lens for the latest Chanel eyewear campaign The model-turned-actress, 23, appears in the latest Chanel eyewear campaign, looking more comfortable in ... The blonde even reportedly picked Chanel over Victoria's Secret in 2014 when she appeared to choose the Métiers d’Art presentation at the ... [...]
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Safilo Group’s full year 2015 adjusted net profit falls -84.5% to €6.9 million ITALY. Safilo’s full year adjusted net profit for 2015 was €6.9 million – a sharp -84.5% drop from the €44.5 million recorded in 2014. The eyewear company also announced a net loss of €52.7 million including not-recurring items last year ... [...]
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NYX Cosmetics Founder Toni Ko Just Launched Her Own Line of Chic, Affordable Sunglasses After selling NYX to L’Oreal in June 2014 for a reported $500 million, Ko decided to step back into retail rather than making moves toward retirement. Of her decision to launch an eyewear brand, Ko told WWD, “I passed by an optical store that ... [...]
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New Look Vision Group Inc. Announces Record Revenues and Net Earnings for 2015 and its Quarterly Dividend Through the dividend reinvestment plan implemented in 2014, shareholders residing in Canada may elect ... having a network of 214 corporate stores mainly under the New Look Eyewear, Vogue Optical, Greiche & Scaff and iVision banners and laboratory ... [...]
Smith Sales Up Mid-Single Digits in 2015 The Italian maker of prescription eyewear, sunglasses and other optical gear reported net sales in North America sales increased 19.4 percent, or 0.8 percent currency-neutral (c-n) to €531.3 million compared to €445.1 million in 2014. In the fourth ... [...]
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Luxottica (LUX.MI) has parted ways with its fourth chief executive in three years as Chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio prepares the eyewear group he founded for a planned merger with France’s Essilor (ESSI.PA). Luxottica, the biggest maker of spectacles, agreed in January to merge with the top lens manufacturer to create a 46 billion euro ($54 billion) group with a global shop network and brands from Ray Ban to Giorgio Armani and Burberry. Luxottica said on Friday...
The first augmented-reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will be shown next week at CES in Las Vegas — manufactured by a 75-employee company rather than the e-commerce giant's growing devices division.Vuzix Corp. will show off a pair of smart glasses that can talk to Amazon.com's voice-activated digital assistant and display information to the wearer's field of view, Vuzix Chief Executive Officer Paul Travers said in an interview. Vuzix's Alexa integration is part of an Amazon...
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has today announced that it has collaborated with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) to develop a reference design for production-ready augmented reality (AR) glasses. The AR glasses combine OmniVision’s lightweight and power-efficient OP02220, the industry’s only single-chip, 1080p high definition (HD) liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display with integrated driver and memory buffer, with ASTRI’s reference design,...