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Private equity firms including Permira and Cinven have ruled out buying Peacocks, while other investment firms and retailers eye its stores.
Allan Leighton, the former Asda chief executive who was confirmed as chairman of Peacocks this week, will focus on overseas expansion and consolidation in the UK at the value chain.
Leighton in frame for top job at PeacocksSubscription
Former Asda chief executive Allan Leighton is the front-runner to become chairman of value chain Peacocks.
Peacocks considers sale of BonmarchéSubscription
The Peacock Group is reported to be exploring options for Bonmarché, which could lead to a sale of the mainsteam womenswear chain.
57 Richard Kirk (51)Subscription
Chief executive, Peacock Group
Strike action threat to Christmas SalesSubscription
Mixed fortunes for retailers as tube strikes cast shadow over festive trading, royal wedding promises spending bonanza and Irish retailers fear for future.
Peacocks rejigs its management teamSubscription
Value chain Peacocks has shaken up its management team just days after the group received approaches from private equity bidders.
The North-South divide in UK fashion retail is set to accelerate as public sector cuts hit consumer income and confidence - but there will be “pain” across the country.
Peacocks receives bid approachesSubscription
The owners of Peacocks have received an approach for the business two weeks after the value chain’s management pulled a sale process.
Peacocks calls off saleSubscription
Value chain Peacocks will not be sold after all because there was insufficient interest from potential buyers.