MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading fashion eyewear brand eyebobs has been named a “breakout retailer” by Chain Store Age magazine. The award recognizes emerging retail and specialty concepts that are pursuing growth and innovation. Honorees are determined by the magazine’s editorial board.
“eyebobs fits all the criteria for our Breakout Retailers Awards, which honor forward-thinking, innovative brands that are helping to redefine their industry niche,” said Marianne Wilson, editor-in-chief, Chain Store Age. “It offers a refreshing alternative to the traditional, mostly bland eyewear shopping experience that still dominates the nation’s malls. eyebob’s emphasis on service — associates take the time to help a customer select the frame that best suits their personality — coupled with its upbeat store environment, extremely affordable pricing and distinctive frames help make shopping for eyeglasses fun — and in so doing, set a new standard for its category.”
“eyebobs is thrilled to receive this award from Chain Store Age in recognition of the growth of our brand and validation that we are on the right path with our highly differentiated approach to serving our great customers,” said Mike Hollenstein, eyebobs chief executive officer. “We are a lifestyle brand that is challenging the status quo of the giant, vertically integrated optical industry. Our model in the three channels we operate in is solely focused on creating a wonderful customer experience that culminates with the perfect pair of glasses -- because the right pair of eyebobs will change your life!”
Hollenstein will receive the award on March 17 at the SPECS conference, which brings together the nation’s top retailers and suppliers across the physical retail space. eyebobs is one of four retailers honored this year.
About Chain Store Age
Chain Store Age (CSA) is the nation’s leading provider of retail news and analysis for retail headquarters executives across all sectors of the industry, both in print and online. CSA reports on and analyzes trends and strategies in all areas of store operations and store development. Chain Store Age was founded in 1925.
Since 2001, eyebobs has been leading the eyewear rebellion with daring, distinctive frames that are anything but average! eyebobs offers a full assortment of frames, including readers, prescription, progressives, blue light and polarized sunglasses. The company works with the some of the best designers in the world to develop the highest-quality frames, made by hand. eyebobs first retail store opened in 2017 at its headquarters in Minneapolis. Visit us at www.eyebobs.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.