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Eyewear Intelligence

Published since 2000, Eyewear Intelligence remains the most authoritative and comprehensive business newsletter on the eyewear and optical market in Europe, focusing on suppliers, distributors and retailers operating anywhere in this important region of the world. Eyewear Intelligence is published in English a minimum of 15 times a year and can be received by e-mail or regular mail. It is only available by subscription.

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Sept. 26, 2019
Vol. 20 - No. 11+12
Summary of the issue
  • Essilux reports on integration
  • Bollé Brands acquires Spy
  • New management for Silhouette
  • Fielmann improves, enters Slovenia
  • New funding for Mister Spex
  • Cecop debuts management training
  • A preview of Silmo
  • Invu launches LCD tech
  • A look at Vanni’s culture strategy
  • Sales up at Alcon, CVI
  • CVI organizes lens recycling
CorporateBrille24, Delfin, ECP, Essilux, Facebook, Hilco, Lenskart, LuxOptika, Pramaor, Safilo, State Optical, Thélios

Management & DistributionAlcon, Baumvision, CDO, Messy Weekend, Modo, Neurolens, Spektra, Visall, Zeiss

Product & MarketingDragon Eyewear, Etudes Studio, Fedon, Hawkers, Marchon, Marcolin, Mykita, Nau!, Oakley, Police, Safilo, Viu, Zoobug, etc.

Others100% Optical, ABDO, Allergan, BD8 Ecoplastics, Copenhagen Specs, DaTE, EssilorLuxottica, L’Amy America, Oakley, Peek Vision

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Aug. 5, 2019
Vol. 20 - N°9+10
Summary of the issue
  • Essilux to buy GrandVision at last
  • GrandVision buys a Swiss firm, enjoys strong online sales
  • Essilux posts good results
  • Hoya is constrained by capacity
  • Safilo loses Dior, but improves
  • Specsavers is still going strong
  • Schneider wins a big prize
  • Poor use of sunglasses in Italy and U.K.
  • Russia imports more contact lenses
Fielmann, GreyHounders, Marcolin, Project Lobster, Pro Optik, Specsavers, Visionworks, etc.Management & Retail Afflelou, Blackfin, Carrefour, Casino, Coburn, Enot, Julbo, Mister Spex, Viu, etc.
Product & MarketingAlcon, Ambush, Essilor Sun Solution, Gentle Monster, Maui Jim, Rudy Project, Safilo, etc.
OthersAfflelou, Copenhagen Specs, CVI, DaTE, Dragon, Essilor, IOA, Optiker Bode, Optiswiss, OSV, Safilo, Silmo, Spectaris, etc.
June 25, 2019
Vol. 20 - N°8
Summary of the issue
  • Silhouette launches its own sports eyewear as Marcolin takes its Adidas license
  • Mondottica boosts its management
  • Inspecs plans to go public
  • Essilux solves governance issue
  • Safilo sells Solstice, licenses Beckham
  • Eschenbach invests in new facilities
  • Opti will be in Stuttgart in odd years
  • New investments on training in Italy
CorporateEssilux, Nathalie Blanc, Safilo, Silmo, etc.Management & RetailAlain Afflelou, Alcon, Caroline Lemke, For Eyes, GrandVision, Hawkers, LentesPlus, Nau!, Smith, Sym'Optic, Thélios, Viu, etc.
Product & MarketingADCL, Dalloz, Dita, Ferragamo, Kaleos, Kering, Morel, Opal, Rip Curl, Thomas Sabo, Waterhaul, etc.OthersAlcon, Desio, Eschenbach, Essilor, Etnia Barcelona, Kering Eyewear, Krys, Luxottica, Police, Red Bull, Rupp+Hubrach, Varilux, Vision Council, Von's, Zeiss, etc.

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