Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 05 May 2016

SUNGLASSES AND EYEWEAR

Anne Hathaway stars in Bolon’s latest 2016 sunglasses collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

The 2016 range, endorsed by the American actress, will be presented by Essilor International, along with a new Kids Collection, at the Asia Pacific show.

Luxottica shows off its silverware in latest Oakley eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

All eyes will be on Oakley's new Silver XL range of sunglasses, said to fit all face shapes and sizes, at the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition.

Costa underlines its Floridian “feel good” image for American travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

New IAADFS exhibitor Costa aims to bridge the gap between performance and leisure with its biodegradable sunglasses and t-shirts made from recycled plastic.

Rassin & Shen sets sights on travel retail for its eyewear accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

Founded in 2015 after winning an award for “great ideas”, Rassin & Shen is targeting travel retail while encouraging consumers to “reimagine” eyewear accessories.

Maui Jim eyes four new styles for SuperThin Glass collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Maui Jim Ocean, Popoki, Rising Sun and Snapback, 20% thinner and lighter than conventional glass lenses, will make up Maui Jim's eyewear spectacle in Singapore.

Marcolin wears its top brands to see buyers in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

The latest collections from Tom Ford and Ermenegildo Zegna will lead Marcolin Group's eyewear portfolio at next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition.

B+D sets sights on reducing eye strain with latest Readers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

The company’s newest innovation, Blue Ban Readers, aims to tackle the problem of eye strain caused by looking at digital screens for more than two hours.

Racing driver Mark Webber stars in Porsche Design eyewear campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

Revving up the eyewear publicity: aiming to emphasise Porsche Design’s connection to motor sports, the campaign highlights the brand's new P’8678 sunglasses.

INVU eyes travel retail exclusive gift-with-purchase promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

Starting today, the gift-with-purchase promotion offers customers a complimentary sunglass bracelet with the purchase of a pair of INVU sunglasses.

Costa Sunglasses debuts at IAADFS with new eyewear and accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Designed and handcrafted in Florida, Costa Sunglasses' eyewear claims to withstand tough conditions while offering "superior" polarised lens technology.

Building the portfolio: Sunglass Hut extends global footprint to 155 stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Sunglass Hut opened 25 new travel retail stores in 2015, taking its global airport footprint to 155 standalone stores and kiosks.

Swiss Eyewear Group reaches final of Global Enterprise Export Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

The company is a finalist in the Switzerland Global Enterprise Export Award, which recognises the most innovative companies for their international success.

Luxottica unveils Sicily-inspired Dolce & Gabbana eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/16

Available in a numbered, limited edition of 100, Dolce & Gabbana's Sicilian Carretto Eyewear Collection pays homage to Sicily's artistic craftsmanship.

Innovation meets function in Adidas Eyewear’s latest models

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

Sprung, Excalate, Matic and 3Matic models come with "stylish" graphic highlights and advanced mirror lenses, said to provide the clearest vision in any situation.

Luxottica Group and Valentino announce ten-year licence agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/16

ITALY. Effective from January 2017, the new partnership will produce Valentino eyewear that "embodies timeless elegance of the fashion house".

Maui Jim adds three styles to its superlight sunglasses collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

Featuring some of the brand’s lightest frame and lens combinations, the new styles will launch in global travel retail at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

World Duty Free hails early performance of Collection store at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

UK. Dufry company World Duty Free hails an "exceptional" trading performance in the first month by new accessories concept Collection at London Heathrow T5.

Luxottica introduces Sunglass Hut retail concept to Galeries Lafayette

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

The deal between Luxottica and Galeries Lafayette will see the Sunglass Hut retail concept introduced to 57 Galeries Lafayette and BHV MARAIS department stores.

Ray-Ban channels retro look in Spring/Summer 16 eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

Ray-Ban's newest eyewear collection continues the brand's "legendary style" through classic Ray-Ban shapes, new icons and retro-inspired designs.

Safilo Group announces pioneering five-year eyewear collaboration with Swatch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. In major breaking news, a powerful partnership is revealed that will see Safilo and Swatch co-design Swatch branded eyewear.

Safilo renews commitment to Special Olympics with three-year contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

The partnership, which dates back to 2003, has seen Safilo provide more than one million optical frames and sunglasses to Special Olympic athletes.

Luxottica posts net sales of €9 billion in 2015; simplifies structure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

Luxottica Group SpA has closed 2015 with net sales growth of +5.5% as it announces a simplified organisational structure and the departure of Adil Khan.

Luxottica unveils Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2016 sunglasses range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

Inspired by Burberry’s global flagship store in London, The Regent Collection of sunglasses and optical frames features the brand's signature check pattern.

Essilor signs up with Levi’s to launch unisex eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

A new range of sunglasses and optical frames will be delivered by Essilor subsidiary FGX International, as the group strikes an agreement with Levi's.

Bolon names actress Anne Hathaway as new brand ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Hathaway, said to “perfectly symbolise” what the eyewear company stands for, will lead Bolon’s promotional campaign which is set to launch in China next month.

‘Tailor-made and customer-led’: ARI pledges world-class offer in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

UAE. Speaking to The Moodie Report after the Abu Dhabi tender award, ARI CEO Jack MacGowan pledges an "immersive, multi-sensory shopping experience".

INVU by Swiss Eyewear Group scoops top EyeVote award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

Swiss Eyewear Group's INVU range, which launched last year, has been named the favourite new sunglass brand in the EyeVote Reader's Choice Awards 2015.

Revo launches Vision Over Visibility sunglass collection by Bono

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. US$10 from sales of each pair of sunglasses in the range designed by Revo and Bono will go towards preventing blindness in 5 million people.

Lagardère Travel Retail says Eye Love at Cairns Airport domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail has opened its fourth expression, and "a fresh face", of the Eye Love specialist eyewear concept in the Pacific region.

Fourth T Galleria by DFS in Macau opens at new Studio City resort

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

HONG KONG. Beauty hall mixes global companies with increasingly popular Japanese and Korean brands and store also features a sunglasses boutique.

Safilo records a +2.2% Q3 net profit increase to reach €2.4 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

ITALY. Company reports robust business growth in Europe, North America and the Middle East, but warns of continued challenges in Asia and Brazil.

Winners step out from the shade at Sunglasses Workshop & Awards 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

FRANCE. Gebr. Heinemann, Kappe International, DFS and Heathrow Airport among the winners in the annual awards ceremony held in Cannes last month.

Jigsaw International adds watches and eyewear to its brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

With the global launch of the Cosmopolitan fragrance, Jigsaw is focusing on becoming a global leader in the fast moving consumer goods category.

Drawing inspiration: DFS Hawaii and Ray-Ban partner in graffiti promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA (HAWAII). An edgy and innovative graffiti-inspired Ray-Ban activation at T Galleria by DFS, in Waikiki, encourages consumers to help change the world.

Luxottica partners with Heinemann in Ray-Ban corner at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

The personalised corner is part of a revamped sunglasses zone, geared for higher passenger visibility, within the Heinemann Duty Free walk-through store.

Kering announces new collections launch at T Galleria by DFS in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Kering has announced two new eyewear collections to be launched at the new T Galleria in Macau in partnership with DFS Group.

The Moodie Interview: Kering Eyewear President & CEO Roberto Vedovotto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

In the latest edition of his regular interview series with influential travel retail figures, Martin Moodie speaks to Kering Eyewear President & CEO Roberto Vedovotto.

Dufry to exclusively launch Revo’s sunglass collection in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Eyewear specialist Revo has confirmed a deal with Dufry to exclusively launch its performance and lifestyle sunglass range in key European locations.

Essilor debuts at Cannes with latest eyewear collections

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

The Bolon 2016 sunglasses collection includes over 200 Italian-designed models while Polinelli seeks a top spot in travel retail’s reading glasses category.

B+D sets its eyes on Bold new product offer in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

The Danish eyewear company is set to present the latest additions to its foldable Reader and Sunglass collections at this month's TFWA World Exhibition.

Tyko Brands introduces latest Breo sunglasses for kids and adults

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

With an additional 55 new skus on show at TFWA World Exhibition, Breo says it is reinforcing its commitment to and investment in the travel retail market.

Mondottica teams up with Exclusive Brands International in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

The eyewear specialist is partnering with Exclusive Brands, part of the International Brands Group, to drive the growth of its business in the travel retail sector.

Marchon showcases new MCM Eyewear Collection at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

Marchon is set to present a new MCM Eyewear Collection at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, with ranges available in the market from January 2016.

De Rigo Vision and Dunhill announce exclusive license agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Men's fashion brand Dunhill and De Rigo Vision unveil a powerful license deal for the Dunhill-branded optical and sun collection.

Less is more: Silhouette to showcase minimalist models in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/15

Silhouette is poised to return to the TFWA World Exhibition where it will present its minimalist Silhouette Sun Collection 2016 and new Adidas models.

Marcolin Group seals deal to develop Moncler eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

The five-year renewable contract should see the launch of Moncler branded eyewear and ski masks for men, women and children by March 2016.

Luxottica refreshes Ray-Ban Icons range for 2016 Spring/Summer season

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

Leading sunglasses brand owner Luxottica has updated its Ray-Ban range using new technology, up-to-date colours and fresh styles.

Safilo Group strikes deal to develop Havaianas eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Consumers will be able to sport the iconic Havaianas brand from head to toe, after Safilo strikes a major licensing agreement with the flip-flop manufacturer.

World Duty Free Group opens specialty stores at Miami International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

USA. World Duty Free and local partner Master ConcessionAir add five branded stores at Miami Airport: MAC, Desigual, Coach, Tumi and Tous.

Safilo Group announces nine-year licensing agreement with Elie Saab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

In a major development, the first eyewear collection by the Lebanese designer will be launched by Safilo under a nine-year licensing agreement.