Safilo and Kering Announce Changes to Gucci Agreement as Kering Takes Control of Eyewear Business In House

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:24 AM PADUA— Safilo (SFL:MI) and Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) have announced changes to their Gucci licensing agreement in the context of Kering’s decision to internalize most of its eyewear business.

Ocuco Acquires CC Systems, Expanding Footprint in LMS Market

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:21 AM DUBLIN, Ireland— Ocuco, provider of the Innovations Lab Management System (LMS), has acquired Florida- and Toronto-based CC Systems, which provides the Labzilla LMS.

ABB Optical Group Names Aaron See Vice President of Marketing

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group, the nation’s leading distributor of optical products, has announced that industry veteran Aaron See has joined the company as vice president of marketing.

Vision Expo West to Provide Platform for Special Events, Networking Opportunities

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 AM NORWALK, Conn.—This year’s International Vision Expo & Conference is once again shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for ECPs as show organizers finalize preparations for hosting more than 50 individual events from Sept. 17–20.

Average Retail Lens Prices Now Higher Than Before the Recession

By Staff
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:00 PM The average retail selling price for prescription lenses has increased slightly over the past year, about 3 percent from $140.16 to $144.44 from the 12-month period ending June 2013 to the 12-month period ending June 2014, according to statistics just released by VisionWatch, the large scale continuous research study conducted by The Vision Council.

Online Recruiting Targets Just the Right Candidates, While Saving Time and Money

By Steven Squires
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:30 AM The way employers in the eyecare industry attract and hire qualified employees has been revolutionized by recruiting candidates online. For organizations that need to hire quickly, online recruitment strategies offer scalable, cost-effective solutions for managing the challenges of recruiting.

Honors and Incentives, How Some Optical Retailers Honor and Encourage Their Staff

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM One way many mid-size regional and local optical retailing groups help achieve success is by providing incentives to encourage staff performance. Some present trophies or plaques or recognize top performers with notices in company publications, while others distribute gift cards or monetary awards to staff members who excel. However they do it, these leading optical retailers realize the value of staff recognition.

Cavatorta Says Luxottica’s Strategy On Track, Company to Re-examine ROI, New Co-CEO to Come From Outside

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 2:14 PM MILAN—In a conference call with financial analysts here following Luxottica’s announcement of a new co-CEO structure for corporate and markets functions and the departure of Andrea Guerra, as previously reported by VMail today, new CEO Enrico Cavatorta reiterated that the company’s strategic direction remains constant, adding that any disagreements between former CEO Guerra and Luxottica founder and chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio and the company’s board “had more to do with differences of opinion over the approach of the shared CEO structure and the new organizational model rather than any other issue.”

Luxottica Sets New Co-CEO Model, Guerra to Leave, Cavatorta Named CEO Corporate, Interim CEO Markets

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 10:30 AM MILAN—Following a board meeting here today, Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX), announced the introduction of a new management structure based on a co-CEO model, one focused on Markets and the other dedicated to Corporate Functions.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:19 AM LARGO, Fla.—Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 27, 2014 at a company cookout here at the residence of company president and founder Michael Walach.

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