Undeclared allergens in confectionery have caused several recalls

Thorntons recalls chocolate Easter eggs for undeclared allergens

By Rick Pendrous

Thorntons has recalled its Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message, because the icing contained milk that was not mentioned on the label and this could present a health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk...

Cocoa prices shot up at the tail end of last year

Thorntons takes £7.7M hit as retailers reduce orders

By Rod Addy

Thorntons took a £7.7M hit to UK commercial sales in the first half of its financial year after two major accounts significantly reduced orders, although international sales partially offset the damage.

Thorntons blamed the profit warnings on lower sales to supermarkets

Thorntons issues Christmas profits warning

By Michael Stones

Thorntons has issued a Christmas profits warning, telling investors profits will be lower than expected due to a slump in supermarket orders.

Thorntons confirmed that it was looking at ways to close a further 60 stores in the next three years

Thorntons backs commercial plan despite falling sales

By Dan Colombini

Chocolate manufacturer Thorntons has defended its decision to rebalance its business in a bid to restore profitability following a slump in profits during the all-important Christmas period.

The HSE accused Thorntons of putting its staff at risk

Thorntons fined £20,000 after worker injury

By Tom Chandler

Chocolate retailer Thorntons has been accused of putting its staff at risk and fined £20,000, after a worker's finger was dragged into a wrapping machine at its Derbyshire site.

Thorntons’ results blighted by weather

Thorntons’ results blighted by weather

By Mike Stones

Christmas blizzards and the Easter heat wave exacerbated by “the most difficult trading conditions in living memory”, were blamed for chocolate manufacturer and retailer Thorntons’ latest loss-making financial results.

Peter Thornton with copies of his book 'Thorntons - My Life in the Family Business'

Thorntons: far from chocolate heaven in 2011?

By Ben Bouckley

Former Thorntons chairman Peter Thornton says the firm's current woes are due to an unduly large shop chain, poorer product quality and "extremely bad" retail marketing.

Sizzling weather spoils Thorntons Easter

Sizzling weather spoils Thorntons Easter

Unseasonably hot Easter weather dented Thorntons sales for the crucial third quarter sales period up to April 30 2011, while the firm has predicted a drop in full-year profits.

Kiss goodbye to chemical colours

Kiss goodbye to chemical colours

By Sarah Britton

The confectionery aisle isn't the first port of call for a wholesome snack, but with health now firmly established as a long-term trend, the race is on for chocolatiers to kick their bad habits, says Sarah Britton


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