Founded in 1983, Signature Eyewear is a worldwide eyewear company based in Los Angeles, California. Signature has evolved and is now defined by its fresh outlook, outstanding employee mix and amazing customer base.
Signature is dedicated to offering its customers inventive product, dynamic brand names, and superior customer service. Through its partnerships with Bobby Jones, Carmen Marc Valvo, Cutter & Buck, Dakota Smith, Hart Schaffner Marx, Hickey Freeman Laura Ashley, Laura Ashley Girls, Michael Stars, and Rough Justice, and the Company brings quality products and distinct designs to the optical marketplace. In the ever-changing eyewear industry, product and service are crucial to remaining competitive and Signature is focused on just that.
Signature markets product to over 22 countries worldwide through its international home office in Los Angeles, California. Independent optical retailers, located in the United States, are serviced by Signature's direct sales force that is 60 strong and growing, while the Company services domestic national and regional chains with its team of senior sales executives.
Going forward, Signature will continue to focus on developing its relationships with optical independents and mid-size regional chains located in the U.S. Chain consolidation has made optical independents a crucial segment of the industry, representing 55% of the frame business. This segment of the industry now represents an opportunity for growth and expansion for Signature. Signature will also continue to expand its global distribution with a focus on Latin America and South America.
In addition, Signature will continue to search for new brands to add to its portfolio in order to bring its customers cutting edge product with a focus on design.
We appreciate our loyal customer base, our stockholders, vendors, and welcome newcomers to our family. This is proving to be another exciting year!