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    Italian eyewear industry cautious on 2024 prospects after exports flatline in H2


    The Italian eyewear industry association ANFAO said it remains cautious on sector prospects this year as it released preliminary figures for 2023 showing that Italian eyewear exports grew by 7.6 percent to €5,256 million. The total value of Italian eyewear production rose by 8.4 percent in 2023 to €5,515 million, ...

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    The Vision Council publishes new US optical-market and consumer data


    Announcing the release of its Market inSights 2023, the Vision Council has estimated the total value of the US optical market for last year at $65.6 billion. The organization explains that it changed it has changed research methodology again this year, adding advanced analytics, updating its sources to include consumer ...

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    German eyewear industry sales inched up in 2023 as exports slowed down

    2024-01-16T01:39:00+00:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    German eyewear industry association Spectaris has released preliminary data for the sales of its members on both the domestic and export markets at the recent opti trade fair in Munich, based on figures for the January to September 2023 period.

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  • Paris Miki

    Store network upgrade, digitization and HR key to Paris Miki rebound

    2024-01-24T11:02:00+00:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    Like all well-established Japan retailers across all sectors, Paris Miki is facing an apparently unsolvable equation: finding sustainable growth in a country where the population is forecast to decline by approximately five percent every ten years. While many of these companies are heavily investing to develop their business abroad, particularly ...

  • GV

    “We need to train the eyewear factory workers of the future”

    2024-01-04T10:53:00+00:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    During our previous interview with Giovanni Vitolani in December, the president of Mido also shared some thoughts on the state of affairs in the Italian eyewear district and at ANFAO, the Italian eyewear industry association which he led for six years until December last year.

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    Mido, ANFAO put CSE front and center in 2024

    2023-12-15T06:19:00+00:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    Just a few weeks before the opening of Mido 2024, we sat down with Giovanni Vitaloni, president of the event, to talk about what exhibitors and visitors should expect for this next edition but also more generally about current and future strategic focus areas for the organizers. In the second ...

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