McGee Announces The Reading Glass Company


MARIETTA GA-  The McGee Group is proud to announce ‘The Reading Glass Company’ to grow the already successful reader category under the Vera Bradley, Life is Good and Totally Rimless brands.

John and Linda Nides have joined The McGee Group team to lead the new division. With more than 15 years in the optical industry at Scojo New York and OGI Eyewear, John and Linda Nides bring their experience to further expand the reader program.

John and Linda Nides

“We continue to support the strategy we adopted many years ago which is to pursue diverse distribution channels for our core products of optical frames, sunglasses, readers, and cases.” said Matthew McGee, Vice President of The McGee Group. “With John and Linda on board, we can now move further into the specialty retail channel and continue to grow our reader business.  We feel we are well positioned to create momentum for ‘The Reading Glass Company’ as we move into the years ahead.”

As a privately held family-owned company, The McGee Group markets ophthalmic frames, sunwear, readers and cases to all customer groups throughout North America and many international markets- including eye care professionals, distributors, large optical chains, mass merchants, and department stores. The McGee Group is committed to partnering with its customers in an ever-changing climate by understanding their business needs and providing authentically translated brands and tools to help them achieve sales through merchandising elements and promotions.

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