Scotland business

'Potential buyers' for troubled deli chain Peckham's

Administrators are in talks with potential buyers of the troubled delicatessen chain Peckham and Rye, it has emerged.

The Glasgow-based firm's 11 stores were put up for sale earlier this month after the company went into administration.

The chain employs about 140 staff at sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Administrators Zolfo Cooper said: "We can confirm that discussions are ongoing with potential purchasers."

No further details about the discussions were given.

The administrators said only the Peckham group's stores were affected and that its other businesses, such as a cookery school in Edinburgh, continued to trade as normal.

Zolfo Cooper was appointed on 14 July after Peckham and Rye experienced "a number of financial setbacks".

The administrators initially made a number of staff redundant but intend to pursue the sale of the chain as a going concern.

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