Pew Research Center Report Notes Key Facts about Asian Americans, a ‘Diverse and Growing Population’

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Friday, May 7, 2021 2:14 PM NEW YORK—The U.S. Asian population is diverse and growing, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis. A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.

Asians now make up about 7 percent of the nation’s overall population, and their numbers are projected to surpass 46 million by 2060, according to the Pew Research analysis.

Single-race, non-Hispanic Asians are projected to become the largest immigrant group in the country, surpassing Hispanics in 2055. By then, Asians are expected to make up 36 percent of all U.S. immigrants, while Hispanics will make up 34 percent, according to population projections from the Pew Research Center.

Nearly half of U.S. Asians (45 percent) live in the West, with nearly a third (30 percent) in California alone. California had an Asian population of roughly 6.7 million in 2019, by far the nation’s largest. New York (1.9 million) ranked second, followed by Texas (1.6 million), New Jersey (958,000) and Washington (852,000). A majority of U.S. Asians (55 percent) lived in these five states.

While a plurality of Asian Americans lived in the West in 2019, some 24 percent lived in the South, 19 percent in the Northeast and 12 percent in the Midwest.

On Complicated Drinks, And Being Kind to Baristas

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Friday, May 7, 2021 2:14 PM After a viral Tweet last week in which a Starbucks barista shared an image of an over the top drink order that included "five bananas, heavy cream, extra caramel drizzle, extra caramel crunch, extra salted brown butter topping, frappucino chips, one pump of honey blend, seven pumps of dark caramel sauce, extra whipped cream and ice, all double blended," according to HuffPost, the Internet has been abuzz with conversation about whether or not ordering these complicated drinks is rude or not. HuffPost spoke to baristas to get their own opinions on these drinks, and how you can order one kindly. 

Insta-Pick for 5-8-21

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VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 2: X

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Friday, May 7, 2021 8:20 AM 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 ...

EyeCare Center of Wheeling's Tweet for 5-8-21

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Optical Academy's Tweet for 5-8-21

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EssilorLuxottica 1Q 2021 Revenue Rises 7.3 Percent, to €4.1 Billion

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:33 AM EssilorLuxottica’s revenue rises for Q1, some positive business trends emerge for practices, Vision Expo extends free registration, Midwest Vision Partners announces a partnership and Rx Optical and MyEyeDr. strike a deal all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EssilorLuxottica 1Q 2021 Revenue Rises 7.3 Percent, to €4.1 Billion

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:30 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLX.PA) returned to growth during first quarter 2021, posting consolidated revenue totaling €4,060 million, a year-on-year increase of 7.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020 (+14.3 percent at constant exchange rates). Consolidated revenue grew by 1.9 percent at constant exchange rates compared to the first quarter of 2019.

Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2021 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue, marking the 19th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

National Vision’s Reade Fahs Signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:24 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eyecare and eyewear, announced that its CEO, Reade Fahs, has become a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (CEO Action) pledge.

My Eyelab Making Strides in Texas as Trio of Franchisees Plan to Open Eight Locations in Dallas and Austin

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—My Eyelab, a retail brand of Now Optics, said it will expand in the Austin and Dallas markets of Texas with the help of a trio of new franchisees.

American Vision Partners Adds Arizona’s Aiello Eye Institute to its Expanding Organization

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:18 AM PHOENIX—American Vision Partners (AVP), a leading and rapidly growing eyecare practice management organization, has announced a new partnership with Aiello Eye Institute in Yuma, Ariz.

Privé Revaux Appoints Maureen Cavanagh as Senior Vice President of Global Sales

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:15 AM MIAMI—Privé Revaux, the U.S.-based affordable, celebrity brand acquired by Safilo Group in February 2020, has appointed Maureen Cavanagh as senior vice president of global sales. In her role, which became effective in April, Cavanagh will provide leadership and strategic direction to the global sales function and help drive growth as Privé Revaux continues to expand into new international regions and markets, the company said. Cavanagh has over 25 years of optical experience spanning from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care to, most recently, Essilor of America for the past 15 years, where she held senior executive positions including president of Nassau Vision Group, vice president of retail and board director of Essilor International.