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    Danshari finds distributor for Croatia and Slovenia


    Danshari , a brand of eyewear made in Japan founded by Giuseppe La Boria , will be distributed in Croatia and Slovenia by Miroslav Balaž , chief executive of Dado Vision . La Boria created Danshari in mid-2019. An industry veteran, he was previously global commercial director at Italia ...

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    Safilo launches new B2B platform in Europe


    Safilo has launched a new B2B platform called You Safilo and a new customer relationship management system with the support of the American software company Salesforce . The Italian eyewear company was also assisted by the web designer WIP Italia and by the consultancy group Accenture . ...

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    Russian Post launches bonded warehouse pilot project


    The Russian state mail operator Russian Post announced a pilot project to set up bonded warehouses, where goods liable to customs can be stored and handled without payment of duty. In the future, these warehouses could manage half of all sales of foreign online stores present in the ...

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    U.K. threatens no-deal Brexit but talks to continue


    Tensions on stalled Brexit trade talks intensified as Boris Johnson , the British Prime Minister, said Britons should prepare for a no-deal departure if the European Union (EU) did not compromise, raising the prospect of supply chain chaos across Europe. Johnson stopped short of saying he was walking ...

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    Italia Independent opens a new showroom in Milan


    Italia Independent opened a new showroom in Milan, in via Fiori Chiari, in the heart of the bohemian Brera district. The location is also the company’s sole flagship worldwide after the company underwent a restructuring that led to the closure of all stores managed directly or franchised. It also ...

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    New B2B platform by Bollé Brands


    Bollé Brands has started implementing a new digital B2B program, consecutively in Europe and the U.S., as a service to its retail clients. It involves a new internet platform with clear product descriptions and intuitive ordering tools, supported by an advanced ERP system and inventory management program. Monitored by ...

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    Marcolin opens a branch in Australia


    Marcolin has opened a new branch in Sydney.The Australian subsidiary reinforces the group’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region and will work in synergy with the current regional office in Hong Kong. The branch will act as a commercial hub for the local network of independent opticians and chains, ...

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    Barton Perreira in James Bond licensing deal


    Barton Perreira , a Los-Angeles based eyewear company, has signed an exclusive global James Bond licensing agreement with EON Productions with the release of the film No Time to Die . The brand is the eyewear partner of the film, in which feature three eyewear styles. Under the ...

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    ​De Rigo in license agreement with Tumi


    Tumi , a high-end brand of travel and business accessories, has signed with De Rigo an exclusive agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames for both men and women. The collection is set to debut at Vision Expo East , scheduled for March ...

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    WMDUK to distribute Spy+ in the U.K.


    Bollé Brands has appointed VMDUK to distribute in the U.K. Spy+ , a Californian brand of sunglasses, prescription frames and winter products. Spy+ was founded in 1994 in San Diego and in September 2019 it was taken over by Bollé Brands, which is supporting its expansion in Europe. ...

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    Club OpticLibre expands in Belgium


    Club OpticLibre , the French voluntary group of opticians, has reached an agreement to take over its Belgian peer Obos . The French company represents some 1,500 stores, 100 of which are in Belgium. With the tie-up, the network will exceed 1,700 locations and the firm aims to have sales ...

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    Black Peak Trading adds Spektrum to its portfolio


    The British sales agency, Black Peak Trading , has added the Swedish performance eyewear brand Spektrum to its portfolio. Spektrum was co-founded by a group of snow sport athletes and over 60 percent of each product is created using plant-based biomaterials and recyclable material. Black Peak Trading ...

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    ​Executive Survey: Optical industry braces up for a difficult spring/summer 2021 season


    The optical industry is expecting a significant decline in demand for spring/summer 2021 collections as the world economy still reels from the blow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, many are maintaining comprehensive collections and relying on digital tools to defend or develop their businesses, according to an executive survey carried ...

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    German optics industry calls for stripped-down free trade deal between U.K., EU


    Spectaris , the German industry association for optics, photonics, analysis and medical technology based in Berlin, called for a “stripped-down” free trade agreement between the U.K. and the European Union to avoid the parties failing to strike a deal, which would lead to a so-called hard Brexit. “Better a ...

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    Essilux launches EssilorLuxottica 360 in the U.S. as group speeds up integration


    Essilor and Luxottica , respectively the lens and frame subsidiaries of EssilorLuxottica , and Luxottica’s managed vision care unit EyeMed , created EssilorLuxottica 360, a new joint program that they claim will drive growth for independent eyecare professionals (ECPs) across the U.S. This is a concrete sign ...

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    CooperVision buys orthokeratology contact lens firm GP Specialists


    CooperVision has acquired GP Specialists , a Californian manufacturer and distributor of customized orthokeratology contact lens. CooperVision said that the move further expands its Specialty EyeCare business and its offer to address the increasing severity and prevalence of myopia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Steve ...

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    EssilorLuxottica has secured trade data held by GrandVision


    EssilorLuxottica has secured information stored on servers managed by GrandVision in connection with legal proceedings involving the two companies. The Dutch eyewear retailer said that the measure was handled by an unamed independent third party. A backup of the information will be held by the third party ...

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    Revo finds distributors for Mexico, Colombia, Brazil


    Revo , a New York-based producer of sunglasses and googles, has entered distribution partnerships that cover Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. Distribution in Mexico will be handled by SunDristrict , while Quanthus Distribuiçao will cover Brazil and Colombia. Revo’s main market is North America, followed by Europe. Its collection ...

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    Swiss Lens takes over Lunelle from CooperVision


    Swiss Lens , a supplier of made-to-order contact lenses, will be taking over the production and international distribution of the complete Lunelle range of contact lenses from CooperVision from Nov. 1. The Swiss company has been supplying Lunelle Toric RX contact lenses to CooperVision for more than 20 years. ...

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    How are retailers managing excess stock in Covid-19 times?


    Managing stock has always been a tricky part of any business. But it becomes even more so when demand evaporates overnight as occurred with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns worldwide, prompting manufacturers and retailers to be nimble and explore various different solutions.