Vital lifeline could be thrown to a Harborough clothes shop facing closure

The deal has been formed to save some of the company's jobs across the country

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:58 am

A vital lifeline could be thrown to a Market Harborough clothes shop facing closure.

Peacocks store on the town’s High Street may yet be rescued after the crisis-hit national fashion chain was bought out of administration.

The deal is set to save 2,000 jobs and half of the firm’s 400 outlets.

Peacocks store on the town’s High Street may yet be rescued after the crisis-hit national fashion chain was bought out of administration.
Peacocks store on the town’s High Street may yet be rescued after the crisis-hit national fashion chain was bought out of administration.

But it’s not yet known if the Market Harborough shop is among those to be kept open.

The buyers are an international consortium - led by Peacock's former chief operating officer Steve Simpson.

He hopes to reopen stores when non-essential shops get the go-ahead to reopen next Monday (April 12) as the Covid lockdown is gradually lifted.