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    Hoya’s lenses revenues down 42% in Q1

    2020-08-05T06:30:00Z

    Hoya Corporation ’s performance was again severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first quarter ended on June 30, particularly for its life care segment. The group reported quarterly revenues of 61.9 billion yen (€496,6m-$585.3m) for the segment, down by 34 percent in absolute terms from ¥93.8 billion in ...

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    ZVA surveys its members on their handling of the coronavirus crisis

    2020-06-18T07:36:00Z

    ZVA , the German opticians’ association, conducted another survey of its members from May 28 to June 3. The first survey, at the beginning of April, asked more than 1,400 members how they were handling the coronavirus crisis. More than 56 percent of participating opticians have since returned to their ...

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    German eyewear statistics

    2020-04-06T09:51:00Z

    A research project carried out by Allenbach shows that the number of people wearing glasses in Germany has increased to 41.1 million in the past five years. The number of people who wear glasses increased by 4 percent for those aged 20 to 29 and by 6 percent for those ...

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    German independents outperformed in Europe in 2019

    2020-04-05T13:35:00Z

    Independent opticians performed particularly well in Germany in the past year. According to GfK , the German market enjoyed strong growth in Europe, rising by 5.5 percent to €5.8 billion at the retail level, compared with increases of 1.4 percent in France and 1.1 percent in Spain and a decrease ...

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    The European contact lens market rose by 4.3% in 2019

    2020-04-02T09:00:00Z

    The contact lens market in 33 European countries rose by 8.8 percent in 2019 to €1,960 million, according to data released by Euromcontact , which represents the contact lens and lens care industry in Europe. On a comparable basis, the growth was limited at 4.3 percent, as the organization was ...

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    The Uvex Group has reported an increase in total sales...

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    The Uvex Group has reported an increase in total sales of 5 percent to €475 million in the last financial year, ended last July. The winter-sports segment, which includes ski helmets and ski goggles under the Uvex and Alpina brands, suffered a year-on-year decline for the 2018/19 financial year. Uvex ...

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    Bausch Health posted a 3 percent increase in third-quarter sales...

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Bausch Health posted a 3 percent increase in third-quarter sales to $2,209 million. Revenues rose by 4 percent both at constant currency rates and organically. Operating income increased to $329 million from $117 million a year earlier thanks to a decrease in amortization and impairments as well as higher sales ...

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    Allergan's third-quarter revenues rose by 3.6 percent to $4,051 million....

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Allergan's third-quarter revenues rose by 3.6 percent to $4,051 million. The group posted an operating loss of $596.6 million for the period compared with an operating profit of $257.7 million a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, it booked operating income of $1,760 million, down by 7.7 percent. Allergan increased ...

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    JINS, a Japanese low-cost optical retail chain, posted revenues of...

    2019-11-04T00:00:00Z

    JINS, a Japanese low-cost optical retail chain, posted revenues of 61.9 billion yen (€512m-$570m) for its 2018/19 financial year ended in August, a 12.8 percent increase as compared to the previous year in absolute terms and a 3.8 percent rise on a comparable store basis. The company's overseas business grew ...

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    Working with Statista, the German-based statistical portal, the French business...

    2019-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Working with Statista, the German-based statistical portal, the French business magazine Capital has released a ranking of French consumers' preferences for certain retail brands in 137 sectors, including opticians. Some 20,000 anonymous consumers were asked to rate the banners of 1,600 retail companies online based on three criteria: attention to ...

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    Spectaris, the German ophthalmic industry association, published an annual report...

    2019-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Spectaris, the German ophthalmic industry association, published an annual report in September reviewing the European ophthalmic optics market, its consumers and future trends. Published only in German, the report identifies the biggest importer of ophthalmic optics products and the biggest exporter of ophthalmic optics products in Europe for 2018. It ...

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    Sales of contact lenses by Johnson & Johnson rose by...

    2019-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Sales of contact lenses by Johnson Johnson rose by 7.0 percent year-on-year in the third quarter to reach $893 million, driven by the growth of its Acuvue business. U.S. sales were up by 6.2 percent to $339 million and international sales grew by 7.4 percent to $555 million, ...

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    Allergan's second-quarter revenues were down by 0.8 percent to $4,090...

    2019-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Allergan's second-quarter revenues were down by 0.8 percent to $4,090 million, but increased by 1.2 percent on a currency-neutral basis. The operating loss widened to $1,263 million from $467.0 million a year earlier due to impairment charges. On an adjusted basis, the group posted operating income of $1,850 million, down ...

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    Luz, one of the major French voluntary groups of opticians,...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Luz, one of the major French voluntary groups of opticians, has announced a 2 percent increase in the number of its affiliated members. They reached a total of 1,750 in 2018 against 1,715 in 2017, Acuité reports. The company purchased €167 million in optical goods last year, up slightly from ...

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    Twenty-three optical retail stores underwent insolvency procedures in France during...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Twenty-three optical retail stores underwent insolvency procedures in France during the second quarter of 2019, according to the data provider Altares. Fourteen stores were liquidated, eight have to undergo restructuring and one was preserved. Insolvency procedures were down 46.5 percent from 43 in the second quarter of 2018.

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    Optiker Bode reports that its sales for the first half...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Optiker Bode reports that its sales for the first half of 2019 increased by 15 percent from the same period of the previous year. Already one of Germany's four biggest optical chains, the company plans to expand the number of stores to 80 in the second half of this year. ...

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    Sales of contact lenses by Johnson & Johnson declined by...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Sales of contact lenses by Johnson Johnson declined by 0.3 percent in the second quarter to $842 million. Operational growth, which excludes currency fluctuations, reached 2.4 percent, driven by daily disposable and astigmatism lenses from the Oasys range. For the whole of J J's vision care division, sales ...

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    Kering Eyewear contributed revenues of €259.4 million to the turnover...

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Kering Eyewear contributed revenues of €259.4 million to the turnover of the Kering group in the first half of this year, 20.7 percent more than in the same period a year ago. The rise was due to higher sales of Gucci eyewear and the takeover of the Montblanc and Balenciaga ...

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    Jobson Optical Research's 2019 Optical Retailer Report is now available

    2019-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Jobson Optical Research s 2019 Optical Retailer Report Directory is now available. It contains a list of the top optical retailers in the U.S., including contact information for company headquarters, key executives, buyers names for all product categories, and trade names. The report includes Vision Monday s ...

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    Kering Eyewear expects to post sales of €600 million this...

    2019-06-25T00:00:00Z

    Kering Eyewear expects to post sales of €600 million this year compared with €495 million at the end of 2018, driven by the Gucci brand, which is enjoying double-digit growth, and new licenses such as Balenciaga, the daily La Repubblica reported. Kering Eyewear is also scheduled this year to start ...