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Trends and developments

januari 15, 2015

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GrandVision’s press release of this week related to its IPO next month extensively mentions the trends and developments in the industry. For the years ahead, GrandVision expects a growth of 6,5% worldwide. Main reasons are: ageing population, an emerging middle class and under-penetration of optical stores. The increasing availability of education in developing countries, the […]

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Thirty years ago the designers Christian Roth and Eric Domège started an adventure in New York which not only resulted in a range of legendary eyewear designs but also made an important contribution to the development of eyewear into real fashion accessories. Christian Roth was the first eyewear brand invited to join the CFDA (Council […]

Catfight between British optical fairs

februari 18, 2014
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Today is the last day of the new 100% Optical fair at the Excel Centre at London. The organization behind the fair challenges the traditional Optrafair at Birmingham which answers with the launch of an Optrafair at London’s Olympia from April 11 to 13. First no London fair at all, and now two immediately after […]

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Arnold Schmied passed away

februari 6, 2014
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Last Friday one of the legendary pioneers of the optical industry passed away. Arnold Schmied founded his company Silhouette, together with his wife Anneliese, in 1964. The mission was revolutionary for that time. Prescription frames should change from vision aids into fashion accessories. The born entrepreneur and visionary made it true and surprised with a […]

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