C-Suite Interviews

  • CECOP De Contades

    M&A, organic growth, digital and training fuel CECOP Group


    Just a few days after CECOP entered the German market through an agreement with Optic Society, we talked with Jean de Contades, global managing director of the fast-growing Spanish-based buying group. Founded in 1982, Optic Society is the second largest buying group in Germany with close to 700 members according ...

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    Eschenbach launches online Academy to grow low vision segment


    Eschenback Optik, a market leader in the low vision segment, is about to launch the Eschenbach Academy, a multilingual online training and information platform for eye care professionals (ECPs), but also for end consumers. In the words of Matthias Anke, managing director of the Optics division at Eschenbach, the move ...

  • Topology ecomm

    Topology rolls out its technology outside North America


    At the last edition of the Mido show in Milan, Safilo and Topology, a Californian-based tech company, presented their jointly developed digital platform which was launched in the U.S. and Canada at the end of last year by the American subsidiary of the Italian group. Based on Topology’s technology, the ...

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    Rodenstock adds M&A to technology in growth mix


    “We are targeting to outgrow the optical market by two to three times with organic growth, but we are also looking at possible acquisitions to enter new markets,” Anders Hedegaard, CEO of the Rodenstock Group, told us as we were concluding our interview a few days ago, right after the ...

  • Out of

    Out Of to accelerate optical distribution


    Out Of has signed a sponsorship deal with Paolo Bettini, the former professional cyclist, who was Olympic champion at the 2004 games in Athens and back-to-back world champion in 2006 and 2007. Bettini will be wearing the brand’s eyewear throughout the 2022 season. The Italian start-up was founded by two ...

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    Lentesplus raises $9m for development in LATAM


    Lentesplus, a Bogota-based company specializing in online retail of contact lenses, raised $9 million last month in order to further expand its footprint in Latin America as well as to accelerate its transition to a vertically-integrated omnichannel business model and to develop its eyeglasses’ catalog. Founded seven years ago by ...