MILAN — Italian eyewear giant Luxottica SpA on Tuesday reported record sales of 7.3 billion euros, or $9.7 billion, for 2013, on the back of strong performances in emerging markets and in the North American wholesale channel, and said the beginning of 2014 was “very encouraging.”
In a statement released after the end of trading in Milan, the company said revenues grew 3.2 percent in the January-December 2013 period, helping it beat its previous annual sales record of 7.1 billion euros, or $9.2 billion, in 2012. Revenue growth at constant exchange rates would have been 7.5 percent, the company said.
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