By Jillian Urcelay

1  MARCOLIN GROUP and adidas have entered into a licensing agreement for eyewear products through a partnership that stretches until 2024. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Marcolin Group will design, develop, manufacture, market and sell eyewear under the adidas Badge of Sport and Originals labels.

2  SPY is increasing its focus on the optical market in Canada and shifting distribution efforts to its recently strengthened Canadian-based sales force. Myrosha “Myro” Daley, SPY’s Canadian sales and marketing manager, will oversee the company’s expanded Canadian efforts focusing on eyecare professionals and the optical retail channel.

3  MARCOLIN GROUP has announced that Giovanni Zoppas is relinquishing his responsibilities in the Group, while still remaining as a director of the board. Zoppas moves on to Thelios in the role of CEO and general manager of the joint venture established by Marcolin with the LVMH Group.


4  SAFILO GROUP has announced that British singer-songwriter Liam Payne will become the official face of HUGO Eyewear and will appear in the brand’s spring/summer 2020 eyewear campaign.

5  KERING EYEWEAR and its founder, president and CEO Roberto Vedovotto were recognized by the Accessories Council Board with the esteemed “Business Visionary” Access- ories Council Excellence Award, for its approach to the luxury eyewear business industry.

6  SAFILO GROUP has announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art North American Distribution Center in Denver, Colo., to further improve its speed-to-market and increase service levels to customers across the region.