Headlines Warby Parker CEO: We’re Adding 25 Stores in 2017 Published 4 years ago on January 24, 2017 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet “I don’t think retail is dead,” Blumenthal says. Warby Parker plans to open 25 stores in 2017, Inc. reports. The new locations will build on the eyewear company’s presence in key cities such as Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Inc. notes that the plans come amid depressing times for some major retailers. Macy’s, for example, is shuttering dozens of stores and laying off thousands of people. But the Wall Street Journal quotes Warby Parker Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal saying, “I don’t think retail is dead.” Advertisement Rather, he said, “Mediocre retail experiences are dead.” The new stores will be in addition to the 46 that Warby Parker already operates. Blumenthal has said it’s possible his company will one day operate between 800 and 1,000 stores. The company made its mark as an e-commerce retailer but has since 2013 been opening physical stores. Read more at Inc. Advertisement Related Topics:retailWarby Parker click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Novartis CEO: Alcon Spinoff Could Be ‘Big Opportunity’ for Shareholders Don't Miss New Program Brings Together Leaders in Optometry, Ophthalmology Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY SHAMIR Shamir Glacier PLUS™UV Utilizing the most advanced technologies, Shamir Glacier PLUS™ UV ensures you receive the most enhanced performance from your lenses. You may like Small-Business Owners Growing Increasingly Pessimistic on COVID-19, Says NRF Warby Parker Gets $245M in Funding US Retail Shrink Hits $61.7B Amid Rising Employee Theft, Shoplifting, Organized Crime Promoted Headlines Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Essilor American Eyes 2020 — Safilo’s Celebration of U.S. Eye Care Professionals Continues Safilo Introducing C Life by Champion L'Amy Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines16 hours ago CVS Launches Home Contact Lens Prescription Renewal Tool John Marvin16 hours ago Being Civic-Minded Is Important, but So Is Not Alienating People Press Releases16 hours ago National Leadership Team Development Series Continues Online Tonight The Big survey2 days ago Early Polling in INVISION’s Big Survey Puts One Presidential Nominee On Top By a Narrow Margin Headlines2 days ago FDA Approves Kala’s Eysuvis for Dry Eye Photo Gallery3 weeks ago Washington Eye Doc Welcomes Autumn … and More Brain Squad Members in Their INVISION T-Shirts Headlines1 week ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Photo Gallery1 week ago You Need to See These 28 Head-Turning Ways to Display Frames Headlines3 weeks ago Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Plans Optometry College Best of the Best3 weeks ago No Qualified Opticians? No Problem. This Oregon Optical Owner Took Matters Into His Own Hands Headlines1 week ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Sponsored Content2 months ago Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Sponsored Webinars2 months ago Introducing Varilux® Comfort Max Lenses Headlines2 months ago Video: Gandhi’s Eyeglasses Could Fetch $19K+ at Auction INVISION Podcast3 months ago Podcast: Talking with the Finest, Hippest of Them All About Why There are No Ball Point Pens in Her Shop Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines1 week ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Photo Gallery1 week ago You Need to See These 28 Head-Turning Ways to Display Frames Press Releases1 week ago BVI Acquires Benz Research & Development The Big survey2 days ago Early Polling in INVISION’s Big Survey Puts One Presidential Nominee On Top By a Narrow Margin Press Releases16 hours ago National Leadership Team Development Series Continues Online Tonight Headlines4 days ago Co-Founder of National Optometric Association Dies at 93 Headlines2 days ago FDA Approves Kala’s Eysuvis for Dry Eye Cover Stories3 days ago Is Corporate Optometry the Future of Optometry?