Discount fashion chain The Peacock Group on Wednesday revealed a 28 per cent year-on-year jump in full-year pre-tax profits to £16.4 million on the back of a 15 per cent jump in sales to £270m. The group said like-for-like sales rose 3.5 per cent over the year and its results were boosted by the opening of 34 new Peacocks stores as well as its wholesaling deal with Woolworths and Big W chain to 2005. However, there was a one-time charge of £400,000.