Thorntons says new ranges boosted Christmas sales

Thorntons says it enjoyed a strong Christmas period

Thorntons says it enjoyed a strong Christmas period

First published in Business News
Last updated
The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by

HIGH street chocolatier Thorntons says advent calendar sales and new chocolates allowed it to enjoy a strong festive period.

The store, whose outlets include branches in Darlington, Stockton and Durham City, revealed ranges based on Raymond Briggs' The Snowman film had helped boost Christmas sales by 6.3 per cent rise.

It said supermarket sales saw strong performances, with high street stores also returning to like-for-like growth, with sales up 3.5 per cent after slipping back by 0.4 per cent in the previous three months.

Bosses said total sales across the 281-strong estate fell 2.9 per cent to £46.1m, although this came after it shut seven outlets.

Jonathan Hart, Thorntons' chief executive, said: “These results are further positive evidence of the actions we have taken over the past two-and-a half-years to rebalance our business and revitalise our great brand.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree