Hotel Chocolat profits sweetened by ‘hedonistic’ demand



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 per cent to £91.1 million in the year to 26 June, with pre-tax profits rising to £8.2m, up from £2.9m a year earlier.
The group, which floated on London’s Alternative Investment Market in May, added that sweet treats made with less sugar were also proving popular.
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19 October 2016 in Business, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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