Thorntons has become something of a joke in the City for its repeated profit warnings, its failure to sell eggs at Easter or boxed chocolates at Christmas and its constant complaints about the weather being too hot or too cold – or sometimes both. Photograph: EPA

The takeover of a famous British name by an overseas bidder is usually greeted with a chorus of complaints about the erosion of the nation’s industria(...)

Ferrero Rocher chocolates, produced by Ferrero. The Italian company is set to acquire rival Thorntons for €156m

The Italian firm behind Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Nutella spread has agreed to buy British chocolate retailer Thorntons for £112 million ($177 mil(...)

Chocolate maker Thorntons said it would begin a search for Mr Hart’s successor as CEO.

British chocolate maker Thorntons said its chief executive Jonathan Hart would step down by the end of June.Chief operating officer Barry Bloomer will(...)

Thorntons said it had seen a “significant reduction” in expected orders from the major grocers

Chocolatier Thorntons said it expects lower earnings than last year due to a decline in second-quarter sales and warehousing problems at its UK commer(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

 Thorntons, which sells its products in its own stores as well as through supermarkets, said like-for-like retail sales rose 1.1 percent during the full year from a 0.8 per cent decline a year ago. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

British chocolate maker Thorntons reported a 60 per cent rise in full-year pretax profit, aided by cost-cutting measures. Profit before tax and except(...)

British chocolate maker Thorntons expects full-year pre-tax profit to rise about 51 per cent to £7.1 million.

British chocolate maker Thorntons expects full-year pre-tax profit to rise about 51 per cent, in line with market expectations, and said its UK commer(...)

Greyhound will  increase charges by 50 cent a month for customers on a flat monthly charge, 50 cent per black bin collection for customers who pay per lift and two cent per kilogramme for customers who pay by weight only. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Householders are set to pay more for their bin collections from this month following an increase in levies for disposing of waste at landfill sites.In(...)