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UK choc firm Thorntons says stores can be "viable"

UK chocolate firm Thorntons has said it believes it can create a "viable" and "sustainable" store estate despite sales from the outlets decl...

On the money: Thorntons upbeat on strategy

Thorntons' improved first-half performance demonstrates that its strategy to shift towards sales through its commercial arm while working to...

Thorntons commercial sales good news for strategy

The continued outperformance of Thorntons' commercial division proves the UK confectioner's strategy to rebalance its business model is payi...

Thorntons eyes "slow" margin, profit recovery

Thorntons said it expects to see a "slow" recovery in profitability over the next two years after reporting a fall in annual earnings and as...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Finsbury CEO eyes growth in bread 1 Jul 2013

Michelle Russell

Earlier this year UK baker Finsbury Food Group offloaded its gluten-free bread business to venture partner Genius Foods. However, Finsbury, which makes cakes for brands under licence and for UK retailers, still sees potential in bread and today announced plans to significantly increase capacity. Michelle Russell spoke to CEO John Duffy.


The just-food interview - Jonathan Hart, Thorntons 17 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

UK confectioner Thorntons is undergoing something of a transformation. The chocolate and toffee producer, which has been hit hard by the consumer downturn, is midway through a strategic shift to close the bulk of its store network and focus on commercial sales. Since taking the helm in May 2011, Jonathan Hart has had a mountain to climb: rebalancing the portfolio while tackling weak consumer demand. Nonetheless, the chief executive tells Michelle Russell that the firm is now on the right road for its strategy re-think to deliver improved results.

Latest News

Symington's, Thorntons team up for home baking kit 15 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Symington's has teamed up with confectioner Thorntons for the launch of a range of home baking and dessert mixes in the UK.


Thorntons reports flat sales for FY 9 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK confectioner Thorntons has reported flat annual sales, with a decline in its retail stores offsetting growth from its FMCG arm, which sells to customers including supermarkets.


Thorntons shares jump on refinancing deal 3 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Thorntons jumped today (3 July) as the UK confectioner revealed it had secured new credit facilities with lenders.


Thorntons Q3 sales hit by commercial arm decline 30 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

UK chocolate group Thorntons booked a drop in third quarter sales as a "strong" Easter failed to offset slow trading in February and March and a performance at Valentine's Day and Mother's Day that "fell below expectations".


H1 profits up at UK chocolate maker Thorntons 3 Mar 2014

Dean Best

UK chocolate manufacturer and retailer Thorntons has reported half-year profits ahead of market expectations.

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