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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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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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July 31, 2018
Vol. 19 - N°10+11
Summary of the issue
  • Chinese green light for Luxilor
  • Essilor posts partially positive results
  • Luxottica reports flattish sales, cleans up its distribution in Europe
  • Another good year for Specsavers
  • Luxottica buys Barberini
  • Moody’s donwgrades Safilo again
  • Italia Independent completes another refinancing round
  • Novartis will spin off Alcon
  • Double-digit growth for J&J Vision Care
  • New lens factory pledged for St. Petersburg
  • Silmo Paris unveils its next edition
CorporateBushnell, Cab9, Glorify, Indo

Management, Distribution, Retail Angel Eyes, Carl Zeiss, Chanel, Essilor, Immagine 98, MEI, Mister Spex, Pro Optik, Privé Revaux, Red Bull, Vuarnet

ResultsFielmann, Lissac, Sun Hing Vision

Others100% Optical, Abom, DaTE, De Rigo, EBlock, Kering, Marchon, Marcolin, ODMA, Seiko, Toms
June 22, 2018
Vol. 19 - No. 8+9
Summary of the issue
  • A generally optimistic eyewear industry
  • Safilo grows by 6.9 % in Q1, sees its credit facility extended
  • Earnings double at the former Allison
  • New healthcare plan in France might shake the market further down
  • Chains overperform declining French market
  • A facelift for Grand Optical flagship store
  • New retail initiatives in Russia
  • Mixed results for Hoya’s eyeglass lenses
  • Zeiss reports some growth in lenses Europe’s contact lenses market is up 5.7%
  • Ruedi Suter is suing the U.S.
  • Jacky Buchmann passes away
CorporateBlackfin, Essilor, Modo, Luxottica, Valeant, Vision Ease, etc.

Management & DistributionCVI, Essilor, Marc'ennovy, Safilo, Silhouette, etc.

RetailAcuitis, Marks & Spencer, Mister Spex, Specsavers, Sunglass Hut, etc.

OthersBrille & Co., Cofindustria Moda, Komono, Marcolin, Novartis, Oakley, Som Eyewear, Spy, Vinylize, Wires Glasses, etc.

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