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Eyewear Intelligence

Published since 2000, Eyewear Intelligence remains the most authoritative and comprehensive business newsletter on the eyewear and optical market in Europe, focusing on suppliers, distributors and retailers operating anywhere in this important region of the world. Eyewear Intelligence is published in English a minimum of 15 times a year and can be received by e-mail or regular mail. It is only available by subscription.

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March 31, 2016
Vol. 17 - N° 4 + 5
Summary of the issue
  • GFK sees European markets up by 7%
  • GrandVision posts 13% growth
  • Krys outperforms a tough French market
  • Afflelou enters China with a local partner
  • Luxottica up 15%, aims for €15bn
  • New strategies for Oakley
  • Temporary drop in Safilo's results
  • Marchon passes the $1bn hurdle
  • Italia Independent grows by 20%
  • Mido announces 7% more visitors
  • Silmo launches an Australian show
  • The Optical Monitor looks at four smaller countries in Europe
CorporateAlcon, Electric, FittingBox/Vision Group, Luxottica

Management & Distribution Black & Lizars, Costa, Gunnar Optiks, Luxottica, PFO Global, PPG, Valeant, Vista Outdoor, etc.

Product & Marketing
Adlens, Blauer, Caledonian Optical, Inspecs, Marma London, Zyloware

Optic 2000, CVI, Specsavers/Optrafair, Vision Expo East, VSP Global, X-IDE, etc.

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February 26, 2016
Vol. 17 - No. 3
Summary of the issue
  • Essilor grows more rapidly, seems to have serious retail plans
  • Retina cooperative replaces Garro
  • Alliance Optics goes online globally
  • Fielmann is not slowing down
  • Italy's eyewear industry up 12.5%
  • Struggling Safilo teams with Swatch
  • Luxottica's governance raises eyebrows
  • Marchon reshuffles management
  • Logo moves upmarket, adds brands
  • Strong progress for Blackfin
  • Fedon grows by 14%

CorporateHoya, Italia Independent

Management & Distribution
AVM, CVI, Essilor, Luxottica, Optical Express

Product & MarketingInvu, Lunettes Grasset, Luxottica, Marchon, Mondottica, etc.

Trade shows
100% Optical, Mido, Silmo, etc.
Other CompaniesAssottica, Sunglass Hut, etc.
Jan. 31, 2016
Vol. 17 - N°1 + 2
Summary of the issue
  • Luxottica grows less than expected, undergoes new management shake-up
  • Grandvision grows by 4.1% on a comparable basis
  • Salmoiraghi gets a €70 million loan
  • Hoya reports mixed results
  • Nine new acquisitions for Essilor
  • German eyewear breaks its export record
  • Italian industry gets strong public support
  • Zeiss enters the vision tech arena
  • Opti to add two new halls in 2019
  • U.S. Optical Barometer points upwards

CorporateAmerican Vision, Bühler, De Rigo, Eurovisie, Halma, Luxottica

Management & DistributionAdlens, Birmingham Optical, Essilor, Fielmann, iC!Berlin, Kirk & Kirk, Marcolin, Mr Spex, Mondottica, Valeant, VSP, etc.

Results & StatisticsAlcon, FEB31st, Mykita, Rodenstock

Others7trade, Bausch + Lomb, Claire Goldsmith, Eyezone, FGX, Götti, L'Amy, Lissac, Logo, Marchon, PFO Global, Vision-X, Silmo, TD Tom Davies, Vision Council, etc.

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