May 27, 2018
Hello, summer! While June 21 marks the official day of summer in the United States, Memorial Day weekend heralds the unofficial start of the season. This means it is time to break out the outdoor-friendly entertaining essentials, hang out at the beach and sport white jeans and chic sunglasses. Eyewear has increasingly become a stylish […]
January 28, 2018
The need for eyewear is growing rapidly as frames are coming into style. These three trends are helping shape the market. Increasing commoditisation within spectacles As seen already within apparel and fashion accessories, eyewear is becoming increasingly commoditised. This is especially the case within spectacles. Average unit prices are on the decline, with a growing […]
March 22, 2016
There are several steps to eyewear dispensing, all of which require the careful attention of an Eye Care Practitioner (ECP).
October 2, 2014
As part of a wider move to gain tighter control of its luxury brands, Kering recently announced that it plans to terminate its licence with Safilo for Gucci eyewear early, ie in 2016. The news comes hot on the heels of an announcement by the French conglomerate that it is reorganising its luxury brands into […]
June 2, 2014
Private label and in-house brands in eyewear are hitting the right notes with today’s buyers. By taking on big names like Luxottica and Safilo for a share of consumers’ wallets, private label and in-house brands are opening the way to greater commoditisation in the market and a significant shift in competitive dynamics. Traditional Focus versus […]
April 8, 2014
Contact lenses are growing faster than spectacles in Singapore as consumers view contacts as more stylish and convenient than spectacles. Consumers in Singapore are fashion conscious, and manufacturers can regain sales by marketing spectacles as a fashion accessory. The company Owndays has already started catering to this trend using a ‘fast-processing’ method allowing consumers to […]
May 27, 2018
At the height of the corruption trial of Chinese politician Bo Xilai, the Chinese government has identified the eyewear industry as an area of corruption and anti-pricing investigation efforts, following a spate of similar investigations across industries such as infant milk formula, pharmaceuticals and jewellery. In this article, we take a look at the anti-corruption […]
May 27, 2018
In 2013, eyewear global value sales posted a moderate growth of 4%, an improvement from the previous year, according to market research company Euromonitor International.

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