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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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Brands take Munich more and more seriously which is pretty clear from the growing amount of interesting product launches during this fair. Where brands used to reserve their news for the MIDO, they now present their new collections and developments a few months earlier. Woodone will launch its new more affordable MyWoodi line and IC!Berlin […]

Good advice: less products in stores

december 16, 2014
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Recently Dutch trendwatcher Lidewij Edelkoort presented her trend forecast “vanities” for Summer 2016. Vanities refers to the total vanity which rules our world today. Thanks to social media we share everything we experience and make the experience itself less important. We see hotel rooms, Christmas trees, girls in lingerie, beautiful beaches everywhere, parties and complete […]

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Who will deliver the smartest “smart glasses” in the future?

december 9, 2014
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The first version of Google Glass like we all know it now, has not become the “hot topic” it was supposed to be. The hype seems over already, the majority is not interested and Google seems to have returned to the drawing rooms to think about a new and better version. In the meantime Google […]

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