Luxottica

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Brooks Brothers was founded as a family business in 1818. Photograph: The New York TImes

Brooks Brothers, the two-centuries-old purveyor of American business wear, is to file for bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the latest venerab(...)

Luxottica, which makes  Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol sunglasses, employs 80,000 people. Photograph: iStock

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica will give employees a monitor that alerts them if they are not respecting social distancing rules and keeps track of c(...)

Grafton Street in December: the latest data show once Christmas finished, footfall  fell off a cliff. Photograph: Tom Honan

Grafton Street in central Dublin may be the country’s prime retail zone and the 13th most expensive shopping street in the world. But it isn’t the Yel(...)

EssilorLuxottica employed some  150,000 people last year, with revenues reaching €16.2bn

The company behind Ray-Ban and Michael Kors glasses said it has discovered a massive fraud at one of its plants in Thailand. “Subsidiary Essilor Int(...)

Permanent TSB lost 2.4%  to €2.05 as the bank succumbed to further negative media commentary

Weakness among tobacco stocks and some broker downgrades weighed on European shares, sending them lower on the final trading day of July as analysts d(...)

The parent company of Aer Lingus, ICAG, dropped by 0.6 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a quiet day both in Dublin and across Europe as we came to the end of the summer’s busiest earnings week. Despite thin volumes across the board(...)

Brexit may encourage overseas companies looking for a European base to choose Ireland over the UK

News that Italy’s Ray-Ban maker Luxottica and French lens-producer Essilor are to effect a €46 billion (€43bn) merger in one of Europe’s largest cros(...)

A police sniper secures a roof next to the Congress Centre in Davos during the World  Economic Forum. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

In numbers: Rogue rodents 879 Number of “attacks” on critical global infrastructure (mainly power cables) by squirrels since 2013, according to secu(...)

Britain’s FTSE 100 ended its record 14-day winning streak on Monday, finishing down for the first day since December 21st, as banking stocks slumped on “hard Brexit” worries

With markets closed in the US for the Martin Luther King Day holiday and investors awaiting a major speech on Tuesday from British prime minister The(...)

The deal brings together Luxottica, the world’s top spectacles maker with brands such as Oakley and Ray-Ban, with Essilor, the world’s leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Italy’s Luxottica and France’s Essilor have agreed a €46 billion merger to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry with revenues of more t(...)

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