Navigation Links
GfK Asia Expands into Korea Optics Industry Partnership Network

SINGAPORE, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 11th of June 2009, marks yet another important new beginning for GfK Asia as well as the Optical industry in Korea. Recognizing the importance to have a neutral party measuring the trends and performance of the optical market in Korea, the Korean Optometric Association (KOA) and GfK Korea inked the partnership agreement between both organizations. This partnership will add and build on the partnerships GfK Asia attained in Malaysia and China. The partners are MAPO - Malaysia Association of Practicing Opticians, SOOA - Shanghai Optometric and Optical Association.

Mr. Lee Jung Bae, the new President of KOA, is excited by the new partnership with GfK Korea and look forward to GfK's knowledge on the retail market scene in Korea.

The association will also support GfK by endorsing GfK as the valued partner for the association's members to cooperate with GfK Korea for the market measurement. Present at the partnership signing session also was Mr. Kim Dae Hyun, Vice President of KOA, and Mr. Son Min Kyu, Retail Service Manager of GfK Korea. Both parties expect a fruitful partnership to promote the Optics Industry in Korea.

"Currently besides franchise stores' data, we don't have any statistical or analytical data of the domestic optics market. Through the partnership with GfK Korea, it would help the association's decisions making and solve the current issues by analyzing the precise optics market size, characteristics, and retail structure for the good of the optics industry development." commented Mr. Lee.

Mr. Kwon Moon, Country Manager of GfK Korea, assured KOA, GfK Korea's best effort to provide insights on the market and would also support other seminars and events hosted by KOA to promote the industry. It is also in KOA President, Mr. Lee's interest to advice their members to actively use research data from now on as a means to assist them in developing their business. This is also in line with accelerating the 17th KOA Executive's Work Plan for escalating optometrist's rights and interest according to Mr. Lee.

For the Korean version of the above content please KOA website shown below.

About GfK Asia Pte Ltd

GfK Asia Pte Ltd (GfK Asia), part of the global GfK Group, is a leading research company with over 20 years experience in providing reliable Asian retail and technology market data. Our analysts track a broad range of consumer technology markets, including: consumer electronics, telecommunications, IT, household electrical appliances (large and small), optics, entertainment, gaming as well as digital imaging. GfK Asia covers more than 55 product groups and over 350,000 models, collecting monthly data from over 6,000 specialist / independent shops as well as over 170 organized retailers with approximately 15,000 outlets. This disciplined methodology, together with tight field operational control in every country, allows GfK Asia to produce high quality reports containing reliable information that our clients can use with confidence.

Based in Singapore, with other offices in India and Japan, GfK Asia offers extensive coverage of the following countries: China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Australia. For further information please visit our website:

The GfK Group

The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research organization worldwide. Its activities cover the three business sectors of Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. In financial year 2008, the GfK Group achieved sales of 1,220.4 million Euros. The Group has 120 companies operating in more than 100 countries. Of a total of approximately 10,000 employees (as at December 31, 2008) more than 80% are based outside Germany. For further information, visit our website:

    Editors Notes:

    -- GfK Asia currently tracks contact lens market in China (3 cities:
       Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou), Korea (5 Regions: Seoul, Inchon,
       Kyonggi, Kyongbuk, Kyongnam), Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and
    -- In November 07 GfK Group took over the optics panel from The Nielsen
       Company in Japan.
    -- In January 2009, GfK Group acquired The Nielsen Company's optics panel
       in the USA.
    -- Photographs of Korean Optometric Association and GfK Korea are
       available with this release. To receive a copy or for further
       information, please contact Lisa Williamson at email

    Media Contact

     Lisa Williamson
     Bryant Williamson Communications
     Tel:   +65-9100-4097

SOURCE GfK Asia Pte Ltd
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
2. Rohm and Haas Expands in India
3. Concentra Expands Horizon Air Employee Health Program With On-Site Clinic
4. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
5. Maimonides Expands Circulation of Physicians Practice Journal to Staten Island Doctors
6. Specialty Blades, Inc. Expands Management Team With New VP Engineering
7. CRH Medical expands Las Vegas operations
8. US Med-Equip Expands Corporate Support Center
9. ISTA Pharmaceuticals Expands Its Pipeline in Allergy Treatments
10. Bipartisan Bill Expands Health Care Access for Small Businesses
11. ABR-Affinity BioReagents Expands 100% Quality Guarantee
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... Inc. are pleased to announce their strategic partnership at the Radiological Society ... Transcription Service, Inc., and Winscribe, global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing , a vertically ... invention that provides an economical and easy way of gaining customized curtains. , ... 2.6%," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "There ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... ... Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine! , AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a ... or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2015 , ... ... from the American Board of Ophthalmology on November 25th 2015. Peer Certification ... in the field of his specialty. Certification in Ophthalmology is first obtained after the ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... ... Effective immediately, every single IguanaMed scrub style will be available at Target via ... “Buy One Scrub Set, Get the 2nd Scrub Set 50% Off” for a limited ... price. , IguanaMed’s mission is to outfit every healer around the world ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015   VolitionRx Limited (NYSE ... diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and ... LD Micro Conference, which will be held December 1 - 3 ... from VolitionRx will be David Kratochvil , Chief Financial ... of Investor Relations. ® blood-based tests for ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , November 30, 2015 Elbit ... the "Company") announced today that it was informed by InSightec ... Drug Safety (MFDS) has approved its Exablate Neuro system ... --> --> Insightec,s Exablate Neuro ... alternative that combines two technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... CHICAGO , Nov. 29, 2015  The GE Health ... annual Radiological Society of North America ... exclusively for the healthcare industry, the new cloud ecosystem and ... and collaboration across care pathways and multidisciplinary teams – both ... Immelt , Chairman and CEO of GE. "As the digital ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: