By  on November 4, 2008

MILAN – Luxottica Group SpA is expanding into India.
 
The Italian eyewear company said it plans to open 100 Sunglass Hut stores at high-end malls and premium retail locations across India in partnership with local developer DLF Group. The first unit will bow in New Delhi this month.
 
“[The deal] allows us to become from day one a key player in one of the most promising retail markets for premium and luxury brands,” Luxottica chief executive officer Andrea Guerra stated.

The announcement follows a slew of Sunglass Hut openings in emerging markets this year, as Luxottica tries to dilute its dependence on the U.S,, which accounts for around two-thirds of its business.

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