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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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Feb. 2, 2018
Vol. 19 - N° 1
Summary of the issue
  • Grandvision’s growing store network helped boost 2017 revenues
  • 4% currency-neutral growth for Luxottica
  • Safilo’s quarterly sales drop sharply
  • Eschenbach records a strong 2017
  • New international managers at De Rigo
  • From smartphone icons to eyewear brand
  • Strong growth for Hoya Lens
  • More action at Carl Zeiss Vision
  • France is Europe’s biggest eyewear importer, Italy’s biggest exporter
  • The German eyewear industry is up by 2.8%
CorporateCooperVision, Hoya, Luxexcel, Novartis, Oculis
Management, Distribution & RetailArea98, Charmant, Dior, Etnia Barcelona, Knecht & Müller, Mafo, Mr Spex, Nikon, Opal, Safilo, etc.,
Product & MarketingHoya, Italia Independent, Les Lunetiers du Jura, Marcolin, SMP Group, Safilens, Samsung, Shamir, Younger, etc.
Others100% Optical, Clearly, J & J, Mido, Opti, Vision Council

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Dec. 28, 2017
Vol. 19 - N°16+17
Summary of the issue
  • Franco Milleri heads up now Luxottica and Del Vecchio’s new trust
  • Essilor-Luxottica will have a new boss
  • Mondottica buys Gem in France
  • Acuitis goes online, internationalizes
  • Growing use of the internet for sunglasses
  • Emerging markets help lift Italy’s exports
  • Zeiss raises sales and profits strongly
  • Fedon benefits from its diversification
  • CVI buds up a new specialty segment
  • A flat market in the U.S.
  • The EU bans unjustified geoblocking
CorporateAlcon, Aoyama, Italia Independent, Marchon, Luxexcel, Opal, etc.

Management & Distribution Marcolin, Silhouette, Zeiss, etc.

RetailOptic 2000, Sensee, Snapchat, etc.

Others100% Optical, ABDO, Anfao, Barberini, CIOF, CVI, ExpoOptica, Luxottica, MEI, Mido, Modo, Selima/Kering, Silmo Istabbul, Swarovski, Zyloware, etc.
Nov. 11, 2017
Vol. 18 - No. 14+15
Summary of the issue
  • Mega-merger may have to await 2018
  • European and U.S. markets virtually flat
  • Italian exports up 3.6% in H1
  • Impairment charges hit Grandvision
  • Fielmann grows steadily
  • Essilor up 1.7%, Luxottica down 3.5%
  • Hoya performs well, except in Europe
  • Safilo’s “going forward” brands up 1.3%
  • Brando buys Sunday Somewhere
  • Investment firm acquires ic!Berlin
  • 10%more visitors at the 50th Silmo
CorporateAfflelou, Alcon, CVI, De Rigo, Horizon Optical, Luxottica, National Vision, Safilo, Tom Davies, Zeiss

Management & DistributionEBM Design, Blake Kuwahara, Essilor, Flair, Götti, Marcolin, Ocuco, Opal, Safilo, etc.

OthersAtol/Carrefour, C. Abraham, Design Eyewear, Fleye ,IOFT, J&J, Jet Set Group, LA Eyeworks, Marchon, Marcolin, Metzler, MPG, Mykita, Nau!, Opal, Opti, Orgreen1, Ray-Ban, Rolf, Silmo Istanbul, Specsavers, Theo, Valeant, Visottica, 100% Optical, etc.

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