Premium

Hotel Chocolat Group posts strong update, despite its retail outlets being closed for 12 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pic: Hotel Chocolat

Financial results

Hotel Chocolat Group announces 3% revenue increase for FY20

By Anthony Myers

Premium British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat Group plc has announced revenue of £136m ($174m), an increase of 3% compared with the same period last year, despite its physical high-street outlets being shuttered for 12 weeks because of the coronavirus lockdown.

@dicktaylorchocolate is kicking off the #StayHomeWithChocolate Festival on June 12, from 4-4:30pm EST. Pic: @dicktaylorchocolate

Coronavirus

#StayHomeWithChocolate launches second global digital event

By Anthony Myers

The Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) and Uncommon Cacao have announced a second #StayHomeWithChocolate Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13; and Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20.

Firetree's 3-bar selection ready for its tasting session. Pic Firetree

In brief

Firetree chocolate company to host virtual tasting session

By Anthony Myers

While the nation remains in lockdown British premium brand Firetree will use Zoom for a live and interactive chocolate tasting and discovery event to share its passion and knowledge of rare cocoa beans, remote single estate locations, and its sourcing...

Pierre Marcolini Maison Orient Ramadan chocolate boxes. Pic: Pierre Marcolini Maison

In brief

Pierre Marcolini Maison launches new Ramadan chocolate collection

By Anthony Myers

Luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini Maison has launched a ‘New Moon Celebration’ collection to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a range of new flavours inspired by the sweet aromas of the Middle East.