Frasers Group is continuing its acquisition spree among distressed brands in the UK and while it’s reported to be interested in Debenhams, the company is also said to be looking at Jaeger, Austin Reed and Jacques Vert.
Philip Day, the retail billionaire behind Edinburgh Woollen Mill, could be preparing to buy back the budget fashion chain Peacocks after an administration filing, while exiting the rest of the business.
In what has become a familiar scenario in the UK, Jacques Vert will be the latest fashion name set to go under with the womenswear group preparing to call in administrators less than 12 months after it was last rescued.
Fashion entrepreneur and ex-BFC chairman Harold Tillman is calling for a US Chapter 11-style bankruptcy protection system to give struggling companies the breathing space to turn their operations around.
Out with the old, in with the new. Peter Ridler has moved from his role at White Stuff and has taken over at Calvetron, the firm that owns Dash, Jacques Vert, Precis and Windsmoor after CEO Shaun Wills stepped down.