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Thornton's Luxury hot Chocolate Powder 1.6kg (1.6)

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The codename for Ferrero’s top-secret plan to buy Thorntons was ‘Project Cinderella’. But the Italian confectionery giant’s first-ever branded acquisition has been no fairytale.

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The answer may be in creating a small suite of products exclusively for supermarket sale, and to continue to innovate and offer a larger range through the retail model,” she said. But a City source says: “It is meaningless to look at the P&L. It is just a subsidiary company within the giant that is Ferrero. They can load in whatever cost they need each year to get the business where it is going – and there will be other financial considerations at play such as tax arrangements.” That’s why when we first started working with any third parties, we started with John Lewis, and we said we need our own dedicated space, and that we’re not keen on being put on the shelf, no matter how nice it is. We need a dedicated space of our own.” Thorntons closed down its entire UK store estate earlier this year. We’ve been making our delicious chocolates for over 100 years, exploring flavours and textures, to create new recipes and finesse your favourites for you to enjoy. Our Chocolate Makers drawon our rich British heritage and their knowledge of what you love, working passionately to ensure that every first bite of Thorntons is as pleasurable as the last.​ But a chocolate industry source believes “there hasn’t been enough urgency to get non-Thorntons products running through the facility as more retail stores close and volume continues to fall.”Yet despite the challenges, and the seemingly sluggish progress, only a fool would bet against Ferrero. It has a long-term strategy and, crucially, the cash to make Thorntons a success again. Shop online for personalised gifts, chocolate hampers and a huge range of milk, white and dark chocolate for delivery by post. The individual sachets provide great portion control and allow you to easily take this drink with you. This box is no exception, bringing together some of our finest creations… from our much-loved Continental range – inspired by travels across Europe, to Classic – a celebration of our nation’s most loved chocolates and finally to Thorntons Pearls with their delicious centres, just perfect for sharing. The classic copper clad Velvetiser is chic, stylish and on-trend, with looks good enough to grace any kitchen countertop. And we even supply a pair of podcups that just fit into the palm of your hand. So you can cradle that chocolate goodness as you savour every sip. Rich, creamy and decadent, why not indulge yourself with the ultimate in hot chocolate?

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If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that supply chain resiliency and sustainability are no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity.Thorntons on the other hand has been struggling with its profitability since the late 1990s. The retailer’s difficulties saw its share price plunge from a high of nearly 300 pence in 1998 to as low as 85 pence at the turn of the century. Bentley-Tanner added that the danger remains that with 100 stores, the Waitrose partnership could “cannibalise” high street sales for Hotel Chocolat. It was really just about two humans talking to each other rather than matters going to litigation,” Thirlwell told Retail Gazette. The supermarket tie-up has lots of similarities to fellow chocolatier Thorntons’ venture into grocery partnerships.

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