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Established Online Eyewear Retailers Get Physical

by November 22nd, 2015
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Debates are ongoing about whether e-commerce will take over physical retailing someday. Consumers are increasingly combining online shopping with a visit to a physical retail store to build their personal shopping experience. The ability of optical retailers to successfully build on both of these channels will give them an opportunity to gain a larger share […]

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Euromonitor to Speak at Pure London 2016

by November 15th, 2015
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Date: February 14-16, 2016 Location: Olympia, London, UK Conference: Pure London is the UK’s most dynamic fashion & footwear gathering, where over 800 brands, emerging designers & market-leading labels – with over 60% international alongside British brands and ones to watch. It will provide you with content-rich insights, buying connections and empowers you 365 days […]

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Contact Lenses Moving Away from Silicone

by November 8th, 2015
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Since the commercialisation of silicone hydrogel contact lenses in 1990s, major contact lens manufacturers have jumped on the trend of marketing silicone hydrogel contact lenses as being made with material that allows the highest oxygen permeability. As of 2015, the global market value of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is almost US$6.0 billion. During its introductory […]

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Online Eyecare Market Poised for Growth

by November 8th, 2015
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Euromonitor International estimates the global eyewear industry to be valued at US$114 billion in 2015. Due to the nature of eyewear, eyecare is a crucial service complementing the product. Eyecare refers to the professional service supporting the sale of eyewear products. This includes refractive and eye health diagnostics, as well as educating the consumer. This service […]

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Highlights for Eyewear 2015

by August 24th, 2015
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In 2015, the global eyewear industry is valued at US$114 billion globally, based on a forecast decline of 6% over the previous year. This is primarily due to weakening currencies against the US dollar as well as declining growth in large developed markets such as the US and Japan. Nevertheless, the outlook for eyewear remains […]

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The Eyewear Market – Year in Review

by July 16th, 2015
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The global eyewear market grew 4% in value from 2014-2015. This video examines industry growth forecast and trends across regions and product categories, how smart wearables will fit into this growth, and macroeconomic influences. Watch the video for complete insights. The global eyewear market grew 4% in value from 2014-2015. This video examines industry growth […]

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Brazil’s Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

by May 12th, 2015
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On the surface, Brazil looks like an attractive market. It is the seventh largest global economy and has a population of 200 million, with high consumer expenditure and high demand for commodities. But Brazilians are spending less, industrial confidence is deteriorating, and inflation is rising, meaning a future of slow growth and economic recovery. Consumer goods companies […]

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Brand Equity Poised to Drive Eyewear Growth: Part 2 (Retailers)

by May 3rd, 2015
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As a continuation of an earlier opinion article on branding for eyewear manufacturers, this article takes a similar look at the retailers. Amidst a changing retail landscape for eyewear, it is important for eyewear retailers, particularly optical goods stores, to project a strong brand image to consumers. As eyewear is traditionally considered a healthcare industry, […]