Hotel Chocolat profits sweetened by demand for 'hedonistic chocolate'
Consumer demand for "hedonistic chocolate" has helped drive up sales and profits at Hotel Chocolat, with the firm gearing up for its best ever Christmas.
The luxury chocolate chain said sales rose 12% to £91.1 million in the year to June 26, with pre-tax profits rising from £2.9 million to £8.2 million.
The group, which listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market in May, added that sweet treats made with less sugar were also proving popular.
"We see an increasing trend that consumers want uncompromisingly delicious and hedonistic chocolate that's also... read more
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