Italian furniture group ponders second UK store

Italian home furnishings group Calligaris has reported a strong close to 2021 with sales up by 23.2%.

Calligaris reported revenues of 230 million euros in 2021, with an EBITDA surpassing 46 million euros, more than 20% of the turnover, up 31% on 2020.

During the period, the group completed the acquisition of Dutch interiors and outdoor furniture company, Fatboy, which has delivered a significant presence in its e-commerce channel.

Looking ahead, the group plans to launch a direct e-commerce platform for the Connubia brand in the second quarter of 2022.

Meanwhile, the first quarter has seen the group deliver double-digit growth in revenues compared to the first quarter of 2021, with the contract sector performing strongly.

In a statement, Stefano Rosa Uliana, CEO of Calligaris Group, said that their aim is to provide an offer of brands to furnish the whole home, while also revealing plans to open a second UK store in London, although this is under consideration at this stage.

“We have around 100 monobrand brands today and, within five years, we would like to reach 200 “, Stefano added.

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