Ogi Eyewear Promotes Nides to Vice President of Sales

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Ogi Eyewear has announced the promotion of John Nides to vice president of sales. Nides, who was previously vice president of sales, North America, of their Scojo New York brand, took on this expanded role effective March 1, 2015.

Three Major Contact Lens Manufacturers Sue Utah Attorney General Over New Anti-UPP Law

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:40 PM SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—In response to last month’s passage of the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act” in Utah, three leading contact lens manufacturers (Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) have filed lawsuits to stop that state’s attorney general from enforcing the new law.

Allergan Drops Lawsuit Against Valeant and Pershing Square

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:18 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Allergan has dropped its lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and Pershing Square Management that was filed in response to Pershing Square’s purchase of Allergan stock just prior to Valeant’s unsuccessful bid for Allergan last year.

Oscar de la Renta Renews Agreement With Allure

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Allure Eyewear and parent company, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., have announced an expanded partnership with Oscar de la Renta, LLC

FDA Adds One Company and Removes Another From its Red List

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Import Alert 86-07 by adding the Chinese company, Wenzhou N&A Foreign Trade Corp. and removing Chao Zhou Kai Tai (Kui Hu) Optical Mfg. Co., also a Chinese company from its list, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

VuePoint, Jobson Research and Summit Strategy Group Collaborate to Bring Market Research Services to Canada

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:21 AM TORONTO, Ontario and NEW YORK—A new three-party collaboration among Jobson Optical Research Group and Canadian firms VuePoint IDS and Summit Strategy Group will soon launch advanced marketing research services for the Canadian optical and vision care markets.

Contact Lens Pricing Battle Decided in Utah, Garners National Attention With Litigation and Proposed Bills

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Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Friday afternoon, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act,” which bans contact lens manufacturers from utilizing Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP).

Kering Eyewear to Debut Its First Eyewear Collections Later This Year

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Monday, March 30, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Kering Eyewear, which is in the midst of establishing its own, direct worldwide eyewear business as a division of the major luxury and sport lifestyle group, Kering, will focus on nine of the Kering Group's portfolio of 22 designer and sport brands.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

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Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

Marchon Extends Salvatore Ferragamo License Until 2021

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:18 AM FLORENCE & MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has extended its worldwide licensing agreement for five years with Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., the parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, for the design, distribution, marketing and sale of Salvatore Ferragamo branded sunglasses and optical frames for men and women.

QSpex Brings Same-Day Personalized Rx Eyewear Delivery to NYC

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—QSpex is launching a QSpex Optical Service Center in New York City, the company announced today. Beginning in Summer 2015, eyecare providers in the New York metropolitan area will have the opportunity to offer their patients QSpex’s premium product lineup and QSpex Concierge, a rapid delivery service.

Area98 USA and Poets Eyewear Merge Under Poets Moniker

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Friday, March 13, 2015 12:24 AM MIAMI— Area98 srl, which operates in the U.S. market with direct distribution through the office Area98 USA LLC and the partner Poets Eyewear LLC have announced the merger of the two companies under the Poets moniker, effective September 2014

CORRECTION: Safilo and Givenchy Sign New Licensing Agreement

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:27 AM PADUA/PARIS— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) and Givenchy have signed a new licensing agreement for the Givenchy collections of sunglasses and optical frames.

The Cooper Cos. Reports Increase in Revenues for Q1, Including Gains for CooperVision

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:26 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015. For the period, overall revenue rose 10 percent to $445.2 million.

Safilo Group Reports Sales and Profit Increase for Year End 2014 Results

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:23 AM PADUA, Italy—The board of directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFLG.MI) has approved the company’s consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.
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