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On the Italian company that makes a large proportion of the world's glasses frames merging with the French company that makes a large proportion of the world's glasses lenses. Fascinating. (via @antimega)
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6 days ago by philgyford
There is a good chance, meanwhile, that your frames are made by Luxottica, an Italian company with an unparalleled combination of factories, designer labels and retail outlets. Luxottica pioneered the use of luxury brands in the optical business, and one of the many powerful functions of names such as Ray-Ban (which is owned by Luxottica) or Vogue (which is owned by Luxottica) or Prada (whose glasses are made by Luxottica) or Oliver Peoples (which is owned by Luxottica) or high-street outlets such as LensCrafters, the largest optical retailer in the US (which is owned by Luxottica), or John Lewis Opticians in the UK (which is run by Luxottica), or Sunglass Hut (which is owned by Luxottica) is to make the marketplace feel more varied than it actually is.
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7 days ago by conner
I have Nikon lenses in my glasses. Just saying.
9 days ago by miss_s_b
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees.
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10 days ago by andyhuey
The long read: How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees
11 days ago by brianyang
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. via Pocket
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11 days ago by schmitz
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. via Pocket
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11 days ago by kubia
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By Sam Knight
Luxottica  Essilor  EssilorLuxottica  glasses  history  strategy  profile  review  merger  Guardian  2018 
13 days ago by inspiral
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of.
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13 days ago by mud
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14 days ago by fourstar
The long read: How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees
14 days ago by thenerdscribe
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. via Pocket
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14 days ago by drewcaldwell
How one giant company will dominate the way the whole world sees. By If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. via Pocket
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15 days ago by hansdorsch