Inspecs Group Reports Final Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:21 AM BATH, England—Inspecs Group plc (LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear, including sunglasses, optical frames and lenses, announced its final results for fiscal 2021, the 12 months ending Dec. 31.

Marchon and Karl Lagerfeld Renew Exclusive Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear and Karl Lagerfeld announce the multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.

I-Deal Optics Announces Departure of Chief Commercial Officer Jan Cory

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:18 AM TROY, Mich.—I-Deal Optics has announced that Jan Cory has left the role of chief commercial officer, after successfully completing her two-year assignment.

VSPOne Lab Network to Consolidate

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With what it states is "a focus on simplicity, reliability, and sustainability to best serve customers and further improve operations," VSP Optics, a division of VSP Vision, announced it will consolidate the VSPOne lab network starting next month.

Silhouette Wins Three Red Dot Design Awards, Including Best of the Best Award

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Silhouette has won three awards at the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards. Three models from the current Silhouette sunglasses collection received awards: the limited Special Edition Futura Dot, the New York Sky collection and the Fisher Island model, which received the Best of the Best Award. Awarded for pioneering design, the Best of the Best Award is the highest honor in the Red Dot Design Awards. Silhouette’s Fisher Island model, which received the award, is a rimless women’s sun style that is light and intricately designed.

Danshari to Debut in North America This July, Appoints Lucio Lozza as North American CEO

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Danshari, the made-in-Japan eyewear brand that offers a collection of handmade acetate and pure Japanese titanium eyewear, will open its American subsidiary in July.

CooperVision Expands New York Manufacturing and Distribution Facilities in Move to ‘Significantly Increase Capacity’

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—To meet growing demand from eyecare professionals and wearers for its portfolio of contact lenses, CooperVision has begun construction on the expansion and renovation of its manufacturing, packaging and distribution facilities in Scottsville and West Henrietta, N.Y.

Black Eyecare Perspective Spotlights Black-Owned Independent Eyewear Brands

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:15 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Black Eyecare Perspective is sharing its support for a number of Black-owned independent eyewear brands and encouraging the optical community to do the same.

Mondottica USA to Launch Roxy Eyewear and Sunwear in Spring 2023

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:24 AM WARREN, N.J.—Mondottica USA has announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Roxy prescription frames and prescription sunglasses in the optical channel in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Organizers Announce New Dates For opti 2023, January 13-15

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:18 AM MUNICH—Show organizers have announced that opti 2023 is set to be held two weeks earlier than usual, running from Jan. 13-15, 2023.

Hilco Vision Announces Leadership Transition at Bruder Healthcare

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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:21 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision has announced a leadership transition within Bruder Healthcare. Brent Jones has been named the global head of dry eye and general manager of Bruder Healthcare, effective June 7, 2022.

Tura Introduces O’Neill to Brand Portfolio

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Tura Eyewear has announced the introduction of outdoor thrill-seeker brand O’Neill to its brand portfolio.

Accessories Council Announces 2022 Honorees for the 26th Annual ACE Awards to be Held in NYC on Aug. 1

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced that  the 26th annual ACE Awards will take place on Monday, Aug. 1. The Accessories Council honors and recognizes global brands and pioneers, positioning them at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Kering Eyewear Expects to Double Its Revenues to €2.0 Billion

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Monday, June 13, 2022 12:21 AM PARIS—Kering Eyewear said it is anticipating to double its revenues to €2.0 billion ($2.1 billion) and to double its EBIDTA to 15 percent "in the medium term."

Luxottica Acquires 90.9 Percent of Giorgio Fedon & Figli S.p.A., Launching Mandatory Offer for Remaining Shares

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:18 AM MILAN—Following its announcement that it planned to enter the packaging and eyeglass case sector via the acquisition of Fedon & Flgli S.p.A., EssilorLuxottica said Luxottica Group S.p.A. had completed the purchase of 90.9 percent of the major shareholders' stake in the company.