It is a global leader in eyewear, with nearly 5,800 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China and Europe. The group possesses a strong brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, the world’s best selling sun and prescription eyewear brand, as well as a number of licensed brands, including Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Prada, Versace, and Polo Ralph Lauren (RL) (beginning January 2007). Key house brands include Vogue, Persol, Arnette and REVO. Luxottica Group’s brand portfolio currently has eight house brands and 17 licensed brands.
In addition to an extensive global network, the Group manages leading retail brands such as LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, and Sunglass Hut globally. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured in six Italy-based high-quality manufacturing plants and in the only two China-based plants wholly-owned by a premium eyewear manufacturer.
The Group’s distribution network covers all of the world’s key markets, both wholesale and retail. It is the leading player in the retail market in North America, China, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and its wholesale distribution network covers 130 countries, with direct operations in the world’s 38 most important eyewear markets. ==