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New arrivals

februari 25, 2015

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The optical industry hardly knows seasons but that doesn’t mean that we should not use the seasons to ask attention for our collections. Fashion stores are used to tell their clients the new collections has arrived and why shouldn’t we do it as well?! Not just the new sunglasses but certainly prescription frames as well […]

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This week GrandVision goes IPO in Amsterdam. Owner Hal Investments will offer a maximum of 23% of the shares. The subscription period closes on Thursday at 02.00 pm. That same day the final offering price as well as the amount of shares offered will be defined. AS an indication a price in between 17,50 and […]

Winners and loosers, double-trouble in the optical business

september 9, 2014
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It was quite a week in the optical industry. HAL with its announcement of an IPO for GrandVision seemed to become the winner but finally had to take its loss when the Kering Group announced the founding of an own eyewear division and the termination of the Gucci license agreement with Safilo. As major shareholder […]

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Kering Group founds own eyewear division

september 5, 2014
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It rains news in the optical industry these days. The GrandVision IPO and the departure of Andrea Guerra were first of all interesting for investors and financial markets. Today’s news marks another development which could become important for everyone selling (sun)glasses. The Kering Group decided to dismantle its eyewear licenses (with yearly royalties of about […]

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