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    Afflelou voted best customer service in French optical sector

    2020-11-23T12:24:00Z

    Alain Afflelou , the optical and hearing-aids retail group has been voted the best French customer service in France in the optical retail category for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place since 2007 and organized by the research companies Viséo Consumer Insights and BVA , the annual survey tests ...

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    Maui Jim wins a Travel Retail Award for sunglasses

    2020-10-21T10:06:00Z

    Maui Jim has won the Travel Retail Award in the Sunglasses/Eyewear category for its Hikina sunglasses, whose scratch-resistant MauiPure LT lenses are, according to Maui’s press release, “27 percent thinner” – presumably than standard sunglass lenses. This is the third edition of the awards, which are ...

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    Barton Perreira in James Bond licensing deal

    2020-10-05T08:48:00Z

    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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    New Look and Sea2See launch joint campaign

    2020-09-17T09:12:00Z

    The Canadian optical chain New Look Eyewear is embarking on a marketing campaign with the Sea2See brand. Conducted in English and French, the campaign will feature the latest Sea2See eyewear, all of which is designed for the circular economy. The frames are made in Italy and entirely from ...

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    LGBTQ collections become mainstream for the fashion, sportswear industry

    2020-09-10T05:56:00Z

    The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer) fashion market has been growing over the last decade. In recent years, an unprecedented number of mainstream brands have begun to release LGBTQ collections.

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    Safilo and Marchon win design awards

    2020-09-07T14:58:00Z

    Safilo and Marchon were winners at the second annual Accessories Council Design Excellence Awards . Safilo won in the sun category for its Jimmy Choo Shine/S style, while Marchon won in the optical category for its Longchamp LO2670L . The other categories were handbags, eyewear, footwear, jewelry, ...

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    Otis signs American surfer as brand ambassador

    2020-07-24T11:45:00Z

    Otis Eyewear ’s latest brand ambassador is Eric Geiselman , the American surfer, skateboarder, fisherman and musician. Geiselman will be creating content for the Austrailian brand around his life as a traveling surfer and musician.

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    A new register for historic trademarks in Italy

    2020-06-24T11:19:00Z

    A special register for “historic trademarks of national interest” has been created in Italy. Registration in the new inventory is open to trademarks that have been registered for at least 50 years. For an unregistered trademark, the applicant must prove that the trademark has been in continuous use for at ...

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    Essilor donates to the UN Road Safety Fund

    2020-05-20T16:00:00Z

    Essilor announced that, as of May 5, it has become an official donor to the United Nations Road Safety Fund through a $200,000 contribution in cash. This communication comes after the official recommendations by the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations for improving road safety worldwide ...

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    Rodenstock launches social media campaign to support retailers

    2020-05-06T05:53:00Z

    Rodenstock has launched a social media campaign to support its retailer clients. The German company provides opticians with additional marketing tools and offers webinars. As part of the initiative, opticians are offered marketing packages that address their individual business situation. Depending on whether the store is open or closed, ...

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    Afflelou sponsors another e-sports event

    2020-04-17T05:51:00Z

    Alain Afflelou has entered its second e-sports partnership in two years. The French optical and hearing-aids retailing group, which is also known as the sponsor of two big French football clubs, is sponsoring the European Masters Spring 2020 , an e-sports tournament which is being held by Riot Games ...

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    AirArt signs deal with Louis Vanel

    2020-04-06T09:58:00Z

    AirArt , a novel French brand of men’s technical eyewear, has signed a deal with Louis Vanel , the 29-year-old French pilot who became world aerobatics champion last year. Vanel wears rhodium frames with nano-ceramic nosepads and DiamondBlack coating, which consists of graphite and diamond particles and was developed for ...

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    Synoptik changes its marketing

    2020-04-06T09:57:00Z

    Synoptik , the Danish optical retail chain, has decided to change its marketing strategy. Instead of making use of humor, as before, it is launching a campaign that says “Synoptik takes your vision seriously.” Working with a new advertising agency, Bandhouse , it has chosen to focus on the customer’s ...

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    An interesting loyalty scheme

    2020-04-05T13:23:00Z

    In January 2019, Denmark’s Design Eyewear Group launched an interesting loyalty program among its direct retail clients to better capitalize on the synergies among the various brands in its portfolio. Thanks to the rewards offered through the program, 35 percent of the clients located in countries where the group doesn’t ...

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    2020-04-04T15:23:00Z

    +++ An Italian top fashion model, Vittoria Ceretti , will feature in Bolon Eyewear ’s spring/summer 2020 campaign +++

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    Rossignol and Julbo pursue partnership with Martin Fourcade

    2020-04-04T15:14:00Z

    Rossignol and Julbo will continue to partner with Martin Fourcade , despite his surprise retirement announcement in mid-March. According to reports in sport-guide.com , the French biathlete and five-time Olympic champion has signed a three-year extension of his contract with Rossignol. Julbo also told sport-guide.com that it will further extend ...

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    Maui Jim has a new brand ambassador, Jam Lammers, the...

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Maui Jim has a new brand ambassador, Jam Lammers , the 63-year-old automotive champion who runs his own team, Racing for Holland

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    For World Sight Day a few weeks ago, Michelin and...

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    For World Sight Day a few weeks ago, Michelin and Essilor signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to promote safety on the road. The plan is to raise awareness of the importance of good vision and proper tires for driving. By the two companies' estimate, 20 percent of the world's ...

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    Spektrum Sports, the Swedish brand of sports goggles and accessories,...

    2019-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Spektrum Sports, the Swedish brand of sports goggles and accessories, has signed an endorsement deal with the Swedish snowboarder Sven Thorgren, who turned professional in 2013, won Air Style in China in that same year, competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics and has been a medalist at the ...

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    Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group's division dedicated to sun...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group's division dedicated to sun lenses, has presented a new “No Ordinary” story called “6,000 km for Microfinance.” The stars are Anne and Marie-Eve, two French students who spent six months of their gap year on a cycling trek through South America, from Colombia to ...