Sunglasses

Luxottica unveils personalized Ray-Ban and Oakley space at Bogota El Dorado Airport

Luxottica Group and Motta Internacional S.A. have unveiled striking new personalized merchandising units for sunglasses brands Ray-Ban and Oakley in the Attenza Duty Free store in the departures area at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The personalized merchandising units, which include a Ray-Ban shop-in-shop and Oakley backwall, form part of the newly refurbished 182 sqm […]

Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge

Two of the largest eyewear companies in the world have announced that they are merging, which will create a “global integrated player” of major proportions. Italy-based Luxottica and France’s Essilor announced the deal—worth approximately $16 billion according to published reports — on Monday. Essilor International today reported that it had reached a share exchange with […]

Safilo to launch Swatch branded eyewear this spring

Eyewear creator Safilo and Swatch Ltd have signed a five-year agreement to create a colorful, playful lifestyle collection of Swatch branded sunglasses. The Swatch eyewear–called Swatch The Eyes –will be launched in spring 2016 and will be sold through Safilo’s U.S. retail chain, Solstice, as well as select North American eyewear retailers and distributors around […]

Marco Lares joins Aspex to launch BMW Eyewear in travel retail

Eyewear specialist Marco Lares, formerly with Marcolin, has been named Director of Sales for the French-Canadian Aspex Group, responsible for launching the BMW Sunglass collection (among others manufactured by Aspex), to Latin America and the Travel Retail/Duty Free industry. The BMW Sunglass custom-made designs are assembled from the highest quality materials such as titanium, stainless […]

Maui Jim see bright future in Travel Retail

Premium sunglasses supplier Maui Jim is going from strength to strength in travel retail, with double digit growth in the year to April 2015 and plans for further expansion in the coming months. The dynamic sunglasses brand has recently mounted high profile promotions in various airports, including Istanbul Atatürk, Cancun, and London Gatwick. The results […]

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