OVS S.p.A. is the leading company in the Italian women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel market, with a market share of 8.4%. Under OVS and UPIM brands it counts over 1,800 stores in Italy and overseas. OVS was floated on the Italian Stock Exchange in March 2015 and with net sales of 1,018.5 million euros.
The Group operates with a business model typical of vertically-integrated retailer including the following activities: product development entrusted to a team of product managers, designers and merchandisers who – by relying on a structure that is highly specialised in sourcing and has a major presence in key geographical areas – designs, develops and creates the merchandise mix through external suppliers. This process takes place under the artistic guidance of fashion coordinators and under the organisational leadership of product directors.