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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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Nov. 5, 2018
Vol. 19 - N°14+15
Summary of the issue
  • Consumers want good lenses above all
  • GrandVision’s sales soar
  • Warm summer affected Fielmann
  • EssilorLuxottica makes first steps
  • Barberini’s takeover is challenged
  • Positive trends for Essilor
  • Mixed results at Safilo as its capital increase is approved, investors wonder
  • Three Silmo d’Or awards
  • A new brand by Mykita’s founders
  • The latest Mido Outlook
CorporateBollé Brands , Luxottica, Mark’ennovy, Mister Spex, etc. Management & Distribution100%, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Cione, Dunelm, Essilor, ic! Berlin, Ioves, Karen Kane, Komono, Marcolin, Markus T, Orgreen, Rolf, Vision Council, etc.
ResultsAlcon, De Rigo, Etnia Barcelona, Gifo, Gigi Barcelona, Hoya, J&J, Luxottica, Markus T, Minima, Onono, Urband, etc. OtherObe, Revo, Theo, Vanni, etc.
Sept. 27, 2018
Vol. 19 - No. 13
Summary of the issue
  • Safilo launches a capital increase as part of a €300 million refinancing package
  • The global eyewear market has been growing more slowly in 2017
  • Mister Spex publishes a survey on digitization and the future of vision
  • Grupo Devlyn is again 100% family
  • Luxexcel raises more funds
  • Modo Eyewear goes into 3D printing
  • Italia Independent out of the red
  • Blackfin invests for growth
  • Fedon suffers a loss
  • DaTE is crossing the big pond
  • Tradition and modernity at Silmo
CorporateAlcon, Vista Outdoor, etc.

Management & DistributionAfflelou, Andy Wolf, Cutler and Gross, Mark'ennovy, Rodenstock, Spectaris, etc.

OthersAbioptica, Anfao, Dubai Optical Show, Ioves, Jobson Optical Research, L'Amy America, Marcolin, Milano XL, Neurovisioncare, Rudy Project, Thema Optical, Ultra Limited, ZVA, Vision Council, etc.
Aug. 31, 2018
Vol. 19 - N°12
Summary of the issue
  • Gentle Monster is not for opticians
  • Grandvision returns to growth
  • Fielmann needs to improve in H2
  • Safilo curtails its ambitions and seeks €300 million in refinancing
  • Safilo’s sales down 10% in H1
  • Kering Eyewear sales jump by 32%
  • Cooper Vision goes after key accounts
  • B & L confirms its organic growth
  • Hoya Vision Care posts higher revenues and margins before slowdown
Management & DistributionAlain Afflelou, Coburn Technologies, Edel Optics, Eyewear Designs, Hoya Vision Care, Michael Pachleitner Group, Moleskine Eyewear, Pramaor, Raen, Rodenstock, Vision Express
Product Altair Eyewear, Boarding Ring/Citroën, Essilor, Microsoft
OthersHal, Lunor, Luxottica, Marks & Spencers Opticians, Opti, Optometry Giving Sight, Selfridges, Spectaris, Vision Expo, Waldo, etc

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