Halfords hires Pets at Home boss

Halfords Group last night announced former Pets at Home boss Matt Davies as its new chief executive as the car parts and cycles retailer targets a revival in its fortunes. Davies was chief executive of Pets At Home for eight years until April 2012 and takes over immediately. Halfords has been without a permanent chief executive since July after David Wild resigned. The appointment comes ahead of today’s half-year trading update.