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Retail News - Thorntons reports 12.8% Q1 sales decline

Thorntons has reported a 12.8 per cent decline in first quarter sales, which in turn led to an 11.9 per cent fall in overall sales to £41.4 million in the 14 weeks to 4 October.

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Retail News - Thorntons enjoys 60 per cent profit increase

Chocolate retailer Thorntons have enjoyed a 60 per cent boost in profits after sales seriously suffered due to a change in strategy and cost cuts.

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Retail News - Russel Stover in talks to buy Lindt

Swiss chocolate brand Lindt & Spruengli have had advanced discussions with US sweets company Russel Stover.

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Retail News - Thorntons enjoy increased online sales

This morning chocolatier brand Thorntons revealed that they have experienced a 15.4% rise in online sales over the last year, and company sales increased by 0.7% to £222.5 million in total.

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Retail News - Thorntons shares plunge 15% after Valentine’s Day wash-out

Shares in Thorntons fell nearly 15 per cent this week after a weaker than expected Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day dragged down its third quarter sales.

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Retail News - Transforming Thorntons: positive results across all core channels for high street chocolatier’s half year

Back in 2011, you’d have been forgiven for thinking Thornton’s days were numbered. As the economic environment for retailers grew more cut-throat by the day, the high street chocolatier couldn’t seem to catch a break.

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Retail News - Thorntons enjoys profitable Christmas in the UK
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High street confectionary retailer Thorntons has seen sales grow 6.3 per cent during its Q2 to £93.1 million, which also includes the Christmas period. In what has been described as “a good Christmas performance”, Thorntons’ fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales grew by 17.1 per cent to £47 million, while commercial sales in the UK went up by 21.1 per cent.

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Retail News - Lidl bans sugary snacks from checkouts
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In a bold attempt to avert children and parents from the lure of sugary snacks at supermarket checkouts, Lidl has decided to remove all sweets, chocolate bars and crisps from its 600 checkouts across the UK. The move came about following a survey about the “pester power” children hold over their parents at supermarket checkouts.

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Retail News - Thorntons posts 2.1% sales boost

Thorntons has reported a 2.1 per cent increase in total company sales to £47 million in a statement released today.

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Retail News - Thorntons revenues up 1.8% as profits rise for full year
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Revenues at the UK chocolate company were up 1.8 per cent to £221.1 million for the full year, as Thorntons managed to reduce its debt and improve its profit and sales. After a rocky few years for the group, Thorntons’ full year results for the 52 weeks to 29 June suggest its turnaround is well underway.

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