UK: Thorntons to lend brand name to ice cream
Luxury British chocolate maker Thorntons said it is keen to branch its brand to ice creams and sell its chocolate products in at least one UK supermarket. The move follows a 10% fall in first-half profits to January. The company is switching focus from store expansion to developing new products, such as cheaper chocolate bars, as it tries to sell more confectionary outside traditional occasions such as birthdays and Easter.
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