A high street brand will be opening in the former unit occupied by M&Co next month, as it looks set to move on three years after it was saved from collapse. 

Popular fashion store Peacocks will move into 6 Fishergate, Ripon on February 28 after M&Co announced widespread UK closures, including in Ripon, in February last year. 

Peacocks is looking for staff at the new store - which will move next to Costa and down the same street as Boots and Specsavers. 

Once the shop opens, it will join a host of other locations that have Peacocks stores, including Darlington, Redcar, and North Shields. 

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This new store announcement comes almost three years after Peacocks was saved from collapse - with around 2,000 jobs saved nationally.

At the time of the proposed collapse, Peacocks had 400 stores, but with issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it struggled and has closed several of its shops already. 

As for M&Co, the brand announced the closure of all its 170 stores after it went into administration for a second time at the end of 2022.