Forall Confezioni S.p.A, to which Pal Zileri belongs, has been bought by Mayhoola, Qatar investment company, which in a note announced to have achieved group majority (65% according to what reported by Milano Finanza).
Luxottica closed 2013 with sales above 7,3 euro billions, 3,2% growing (+7,5% with parity exchange). Result due to wholesale (+7,9%) and retail growth (+0,2%). In 2012, Luxottica overtook 7 billions sales, with approx. 14% growth (+7,5% with parity exchange).
Seraphin introduces the Xenia, a feminine frame with classic vintage appeal. Combining a classic cat eye shape with enchanting pastel colors, the Xenia is a charming addition to the Seraphin Collection. Handcrafted from layered acetate, an overlay of crystal illuminates the frame giving it a multidimensional appearance.
New ideas, continuing-education opportunities, personal contact with business associates and an extensive market overview: There are plenty of reasons to visit OPTI 2014 in Munich – and several ways for OPTIcians to profit from the comprehensive range of exhibits at the international trade show for OPTIcs & design from 10 to 12 January 2014.
Showcasing new products:
Great satisfaction for CIDI who has won the prestigious award SILMO D'OR in the category "technologically innovative frames" beating strong competitors such as IC! Berllin, Morel, PQ Eyewear, W-Eye Wooden Eyewear.
Luxottica has recently sold the BrightEyes Sunglasses chain back to its original owners, Ralph Edwards and Geoff Harbert, for an undisclosed sum.
Bright Eyes Sunglasses, which operates more than 70 retail stores in Australia, was initially sold to Oakley in 2007, which has since been acquired by Luxottica.
Q: What is the Swiss Eyewear Group and who is the management team?
Jerry Dreifuss: “Swiss Eyewear Group is an innovative, Swiss-based global eyewear company. The Founders and the management of the Swiss Eyewear Group (SEG) are all former Polaroid Eyewear key managers who jointly have in excess of 150 years of experience in the eyewear industry.
Q: Who owns SEG?
With the start of the new Sunglass Season 2013/2014 the Swiss Eyewear Group (International) AG proudly announces the establishment of a new, innovative global eyewear company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
A unique management and ownership structure.
Lots of registered participants, all the key players on board and many interesting newcomers. The optics sector is already looking forward to its first highlight of the coming year: opti, the international trade show for optics & design, which takes place from 10 to 12 January 2014 at the fairground Messe München.
The organizers of the French salon talk about an influx of visitors in line with the previous editions, but in the 47th edition of the show, which ended Sunday at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, the responses were positive only for the business of design and for the section dedicated to innovations in ophthalmic instruments.
With 3Momi Tech, CIDI wins prestigious award and outshines major strong companies.
The 2013 edition of the Paris Silmo d’Or international event has seen an Italian winner in what is maybe the most competitive category: technological innovation applied to eyewear.
Silky-soft buffalo horn encapsulates ivory wood and accompanies side bars of 18-carat white gold. The Danish eyewear designer FLEYE combines exclusive materials in an innovative new eyewear collection that is hand-crafted in nature's own materials.
How can you turn an exclusive natural material like horn into something even more exclusive and unique?
The answer is a mix of rosewood, ivory wood, beta-titanium, 18-carat red and white gold - and FLEYE's original designs.
The 11th International specialized exhibition Ophthalmologic Optics, one of the most significant events for ophthalmologic segment of the market, was held February 19-22, 2013 in the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre.
Luxottica reported continued growth in profitability and revenues in the second quarter, posting growth at both its wholesale and retail divisions globally through its own brands and through the sale of its licensed top designer labels.
Fair Dates : 6-8 November 2013
Edition : 21st
Even more opportunities for new start-ups: Taking place from 10 to 12 January 2014 at the Fairground Messe München, the next edition of opti is set to feature twelve opti boxes, an increase on the previous eight. International newcomers from the frames industry will also be taking centre stage at next year's trade show. Registration is now open for these special stand spaces.
Vision-X Dubai moved to 5-7 May
The convention on innovation in the eyewear sector that took place on Thursday, May the 9th 2013 at the Tenuta Nogherazza estate in Belluno, raised gratifying interest and satisfaction in all participants.
MOSCOW OPHTHALMOLOGIC OPTICS 2013 moved to 23-25 september
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