The growth has been attributed to a consolidation of ​​The Bridge brand, which registered an e-commerce growth of +19.4% in the period, and a good performance of the Piquadro brand with sales up +4%. As previously reported by ILM, the Company acquired an 80% majority stake in Il Ponte Pelletteria, the previous owner of leather goods brand The Bridge, in 2016.

The leather goods Group also registered a +42.6% growth in the Italian market, and +43.7% in Europe, where Piquadro says it is focussing its efforts and which currently accounts for 21.6% of its consolidated sales. Sales outside Europe, however, declined -26.2%. The Group is to target Asia in a ‘more structured way in 2018’ and ‘with extreme caution’.

“We are aiming at €95 million in revenue for the fiscal year, with a growth in low, double-digit ebitda”, Marco Palmieri, President, Piquadro, told Italian media Pambianco News.

Source: Pambianco News