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Safilo Group: THE FUTURE IS NOW: Special Manufacturing Feature in the July issue of Eyecare Business Magazine

Safilo Group: THE FUTURE IS NOW: Special Manufacturing Feature in the July issue of Eyecare Business Magazine

“We are very pleased to share with you a copy of Safilo The Future is Now (in attachment) which appears as sponsored content in the July issue of Eyecare Business.  Our own OXYDO brand, part of our atelier offerings, is featured on both the cover of the issue and on the special supplement. This 4-page feature on Safilo highlights our extensive manufacturing capabilities.  It was written by the editor in chief of Eyecare Business magazine, Erinn Morgan, based on trips she personally took to our Santa Maria di Sala manufacturing plant near Venice, Italy, and to our Clearfield, Utah facility in the U.S. You’ll read in the piece that our Utah facility also serves as home to our Smith Rx lab, in addition to the location where our Smith snow and ski goggles – as well as some Carrera goggles – are manufactured.   It’s also where elite ballistic eyewear products are made by the thousands for the military.  Cool stuff, huh? Should you already subscribe to Eyecare Business, this glossy insert can be found between pages 48-49 and can easily be removed from the issue to share with customers or keep in your waiting area.  If you do not already subscribe and would like to receive...
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Hoya: Popstar Andy Grammer Headlines ‘A Celebration of Optometry’  Event Sponsored By HOYA Vision Care Rocks the House!

Hoya: Popstar Andy Grammer Headlines ‘A Celebration of Optometry’ Event Sponsored By HOYA Vision Care Rocks the House!

Andy Grammer’s latest hit, “Fresh Eyes,” brought down a house full of eye experts last Saturday night. Sponsored by HOYA Vision Care, Optometry’s Meeting and ‘A Celebration of Optometry,’ Grammer’s performance was a huge hit. “We’re happy for opportunity to support the AOA with a huge talent at such a fun event. Andy Grammer exceeded all expectations!” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America. He continued, “The AOA does so much for the benefit of optometry and the lives they improve though delivering better eye sight every day. Patients deserve the very best and members of the AOA bring the very best to vision care everyday around the world. Sponsoring this event is a great way to show our support of the AOA and support their mission to benefit patients and humanity. Thank you to the AOA for allowing Hoya to be part of the celebration.” ‘A Celebration of Optometry’ was held on Saturday evening and was attended by more than 1,000 people, primarily independent practice optometrists. Andy Grammer performed many of his hits including, “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” and his latest “Fresh Eyes” to a loud and appreciative...
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WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER KEVIN HARVICK® WINS TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 AT SONOMA

WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER KEVIN HARVICK® WINS TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 AT SONOMA

Breaks Stubborn Winless Streak for First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win Of Season And First on Sonoma’s Road Course When Wiley X®-sponsored driver Kevin Harvick® crossed Sonoma Raceway’s finish line at the conclusion of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, it was notable for several important reasons.  The victory snapped a 20-race winless streak dating back to October 2016 at Kansas Speedway. By dominating the final 22 laps and beating second place finisher Clint Bowyer by eight seconds, Harvick® earned his first victory of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season and his first-ever at Sonoma — one of two road courses on the schedule this year. Most significantly, the win essentially secured Harvick’s position in the upcoming 16-driver playoffs, where as past performances indicate, he will undoubtedly be a force to contend with. Despite the recently broken winless streak, Harvick® was having a very strong season, and would likely have made the playoffs based on his remarkable consistency.  Over the past 10 races (including Sunday at Sonoma), Harvick has a win and only two finishes outside the Top 10.  His 11.2 finishing average on the season ranks third best among...
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Modern Optical: Announces 3 New Styles to Fashiontabulous Collection

Modern Optical: Announces 3 New Styles to Fashiontabulous Collection

  Modern Optical International expands its Fashiontabulous Collection with three new releases. This upbeat collection of stylish designs is targeted for fashion-loving teens, pre-teens and petite women. A vibrant color palette with an emphasis on teal, purple, fuchsia and pink ignites a care-free, youthful vibe. Fade effects, color-blocking and tone-infused torts round out the collection. Priced to help independent ECPs compete with big box and online retailers, Fashiontabulous offers affordable, on-trend choices sure to complement her wardrobe for every occasion. Modern Optical expands its Fashiontabulous Collection with these 3 new releases for SS2017.  10×245 – Features: triple laminate handmade zyl, spring hinges. Colors: black/hot pink, navy/light blue, tortoise/green  10×246 – Features: handmade zyl, stainless steel temples, spring hinges. Colors: fuchsia/plum, teal/blue, tortoise/pink  10×247 – Features: handmade zyl, spring hinges. Colors: black, navy, tortoise/brown All Fashiontabulous frames are covered by a two-year warranty. Merchandising materials include large-format imagery as well as six-place vertical display units. In addition, all...
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MARCOLIN GROUP ANNOUNCES THE EARLY RENEWAL  OF ITS EYEWEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DIESEL

MARCOLIN GROUP ANNOUNCES THE EARLY RENEWAL OF ITS EYEWEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DIESEL

Marcolin Group, one of the leading players in the eyewear industry, and Diesel, lifestyle brand company synonymous with uniqueness and innovation, announced today the early renewal of the license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Diesel Eyewear branded sunglasses and optical frames. The collaboration between the two Groups, which began in 2010, has been renewed until 2023. This renewal highlights the willingness of both to pursue an even closer partnership based on a mutual approach to continuous research and experimentation in order to offer products reflecting the stylistic codes of the brand, which are passion, unconventional spirit and individuality. Massimo Renon, Marcolin’s Group Worldwide Commercial General Manager declared: “The early renewal of the eyewear license with Diesel expresses our clear willingness to invest in prestigious and international brands in today’s market as very complex and competitive as the eyewear one. We are pleased Diesel recognized us as the ideal partner in terms of creativity, distributional strategies and level of service, with which to collaborate and develop synergies to ensure successful results.” “We...
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Polaroid Side Stories: Meet the Talent in Our Stories

Polaroid Side Stories: Meet the Talent in Our Stories

Polaroid – a worldwide leader in polarized lens technology and in the mass-cool eyewear segment – presents Side Stories: five short videos starring authentic characters of different ages and different talents, all in love with Polaroid Eyewear. After The Fish Bowl, the short film inspired by the life of Edwin Herbert Land, the man who revolutionised the way we see the world, Side Stories is the latest from the marketing campaign celebrating the brand’s 80 th anniversary. Through incredible stories, our five artists, coming from music, fashion, street art, skateboarding and dance, tell us about themselves and present their vision for a better world. These unique, contemporary talents have all reached for and, thanks to Polaroid Eyewear, realised their dreams: they are the “Edwin Lands” of our time, represented through their art. The concept of Instant Experience is a recurring theme in each of the Side Stories: the transformation, the moment in which, by improving our perception of what we see thanks to Polaroid, we give our best and express ourselves. Free to seize every occasion just as Land did 80 years ago, we clearly see the opportunities, beauty, truth and love which...
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Celebrity Sightings: Jessica Chastain

Celebrity Sightings: Jessica Chastain

52336026 Actress Jessica Chastain clutches a bouquet of flowers as she arrives in Warsaw, Poland to promote her latest film ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ on March 05, 2017. FameFlynet, Inc – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – +1 (310) 505-9876 RESTRICTIONS APPLY: USA/CHINA ONLY
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LORI CARTER APPOINTED AS SAFILO’S DIRECTOR OF  PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

LORI CARTER APPOINTED AS SAFILO’S DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

  SAFILO, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, announces today the appointment of Lori Carter to the strategic role of Director of Professional Relations for the U.S., a newly created position. The appointment is aimed at strengthening Safilo’s relationships with its stakeholders, namely customers and trade associations. It represents a further milestone in Safilo’s commitment to the success of the ECP’s in a changing market environment. Safilo’s investment will support ECP’s with breadth of expertise and dedication in developing business strategies for sustainable dispensary management. The creation of this role is part of a broader evolution of Safilo that is transforming its USA organization into a customer centric structure. With a more agile and less hierarchically driven set up, Safilo USA will be able to capture customer needs more immediately and develop faster and more flexible solutions. “Lori’s longstanding expertise in the eyewear industry and within Safilo leads her naturally to this role. Her energy, empathy and commitment are what is needed to make Safilo’s...
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Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group announce the five-year renewal of their Juicy Couture eyewear license agreement

Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group announce the five-year renewal of their Juicy Couture eyewear license agreement

Safilo, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, and Authentic Brands Group, owner of a global portfolio of iconic fashion, sports and lifestyle, celebrity, media, and entertainment brands, announce a five year extension of their license agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Juicy Couture eyewear collections of sunglasses and optical frames. The agreement will now run until 31st December 2022. “The renewal of our license agreement, originally forged in 2005, is a result of positive performance year over year and our strong partnership with ABG,” said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group. “The Juicy Couture brand fits very well with our portfolio strategy, offering popular brands to our target market. We are excited to partner with the brand to grow our diversified distribution channels.” “We are thrilled to continue a successful partnership with Safilo,” said Jarrod Weber, EVP of Fashion at ABG. “Together, we have forged a long-standing relationship that has led to the expansion of the Juicy Couture brand, its categories and distribution channels around the world.” Juicy Couture is distributed...
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Go Green with neubau eyewear

Go Green with neubau eyewear

The color green – it stands for nature, happiness, good fortune – exactly the sort of things you can never get enough of. It is no wonder that “Greenery” was voted Pantone Color of the Year for 2017. It is also a highly suitable finish for all of our loved fashion accessories, and that is why we our reintroducing all of your favorite neubau eyewear frames in the most beautiful shades of green(ery). Whether in evergreen or agave, neubau eyewear models Sam, Frida and Edmund will surround you with mental images of luscious green natural enclaves even as you embark on the grayest of expeditions through the asphalt jungle. Once you have made it to the nearest local oasis of leisure, the sunglasses Diana, Joseph and Heinz in shades of evergreen and jade will be your perfect companions to relax in a confidently stylish and trendy fashion. And since a concern for nature is also at the center of everything to do with sustainability, neubau eyewear’s models Dani, Valerie and Bob are made from natural PX, an organic material derived from renewable sources, just to make sure that those green shoots will keep sprouting in the future as well.
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BUY SMART AND ON-TREND 24/7 WITH BEYERIGHT

BUY SMART AND ON-TREND 24/7 WITH BEYERIGHT

C&E Vision’s exclusive, web-based service BEYERIGHT (pronounced “Buy Right”), allows members to purchase top-selling frames via vendor and brand—based on what companies they bill—anytime, anywhere. As a complementary service to C&E Vision members, BEYERIGHT shows the most popular and in-stock ophthalmic and sunglass collections by brand in a large-scale format as well as a plethora of information that includes wholesale cost, product group, age group, material, eye bridge and temple length, colors available, manufacturers’ product codes, year and month released, and country of origin. As one of nine distinct web-based services offered by C&E Vision, BEYERIGHT has more than 200 brands from participating vendors such as Luxottica, Marchon, Safilo, Tura, ClearVision Optical, Charmant, and Aspex. These special programs for C&E members provide both a high level of service and access to extensive information that aim to keep their retail business a step ahead of the competition. Frames bought via BEYERIGHT will appear on C&E Vision members’ invoices downloaded from the member portal, as both a description and an image for easy reference. “BEYERIGHT is...
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A&A Optical Announces Licensing Agreement with Cremieux

A&A Optical Announces Licensing Agreement with Cremieux

A&A Optical announces an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, development, and distribution of Cremieux Eyewear. The agreement includes distribution of men’s ophthalmic eyewear in the United States and multiple countries around the world. Cremieux Eyewear will launch in Fall 2017. Robert Liener, A&A Optical President/CEO, commented: “I am pleased to announce that A&A Optical has signed a licensing agreement with Cremieux. Cremieux is a French based company of fine menswear and accessories sold around the world and exclusively in the US through Dillard’s department stores. We are very excited to partner with the Cremieux family to develop a lux and distinguished men’s eyewear collection. After a collaborative process with the Cremieux team, the new collection is in the final stages of design.” Stephane Cremieux, Cremieux CEO said: “We are excited to partner with a family owned company like ours, A&A Optical, to license the Cremieux brand in eyewear. With Cremieux eyewear, consumers will be able to get our vision of elegance. Like every other Cremieux product, Cremieux Eyewear collection includes the finest materials from all over the world.” ABOUT...
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SeikoVision Launches Sensity-Light Reactive Lenses and Distortion-Free Optics

SeikoVision Launches Sensity-Light Reactive Lenses and Distortion-Free Optics

Luxury eyeglass lens producer SeikoVision announced today, through a partnership with HOYA Vision Care, the launch of two new products: Sensity, a new brand of light-reactive lenses and HOYA DF, distortion-free optics. “The only way for independent practices to overcome commoditization and price erosion is for HOYA to provide them with new technology that is not available anyplace else,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America. “Sensity is not a ‘me too’ product. It has distinctive technological advances in its processing and performance that will provide points of differentiation for independents that will make their patients happy.” The first product, Sensity lenses, feature StablightTM Technology, which ensure consistent performance in varying climates and temperatures. The lenses’ deep, natural colors provide excellent contrast and glare reduction as well. Attendees for Vision Expo East 2017 will have the opportunity to receive a FREE pair of Sensity lenses via stopping by the HOYA/SEIKO booth (LP4401) to demo the product. The second product, HOYA DF, is a complete eyewear that introduces true distortion-free and obstruction-free vision to...
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See & Do Good

See & Do Good

What do we mean by SEE & DO GOOD? We want to treat our environment with respect, which is why we are constantly on the look-out for new ways to incorporate eco- consciousness in the neubau eyewear universe. In short: SEE & DO GOOD stands for our efforts to respect the environment and to enjoy aesthetics at the same time. Conscious consumption and forward-looking production are the focus, and it starts with the material of our frames, but also affects the material of our spectacle case, cleaning cloths, our POS material, as well as the support of social projects empowering nature in urban surroundings. With our models Bob, Valerie and Dani we have premiered the use of a material called naturalPX. Two thirds of the raw materials used in its production are renewable and organically sourced. Apart from utilizing this eco-friendly polymer we take great care in creating as little waste as possible. We can achieve this by using ultra-modern production methods that help us mold all the different parts of a neubau eyewear frame into perfect shape. Even the accouterments of our products have been manufactured with an eye on utility and ecology. Apart from the case which is manufactured...
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It’s in the materials …

It’s in the materials …

We always want to keep improving; our aim is to make spectacles that don’t just measure up to aesthetic and practical needs, but also to ecological standards. From high labor standards to innovative manufacturing methods, there is a lot that we have accomplished already. And yet we are striving for more and looking forward to the achievements, both big and small, in the journey ahead. natural PX is a highly developed eco-friendly polymer used in the manufacture of our spectacle frames beginning in April 2017. naturalPX is made from organically sourced and renewable primary products, as 65% of our naturalPX is produced from an oil extracted from the seeds of castor oil plants, also known as “the miracle tree”. This way we are supporting our environment’s natural cycle. As the high quality of our products is of the utmost importance to us, this material also has to live up to the same renowned standards of excellence as the materials we have been using until now: light in weight, super flexible and sturdy, without any limitations in terms of coloration – allowing for the creation of deep, vibrant colors as well as those with a transparent crystal clear finish. The...
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