Economy

Thorntons shifts focus to commercial sales after torrid 2012

Thorntons shifts focus to commercial sales after torrid 2012

By Oliver Nieburg

UK chocolatier Thorntons is to concentrate on selling its premium chocolate range through commercial channels and will also explore international markets after its earlier focus on own-store sales helped profits to slump.

Cheaper chocolate with a healthy twist could gain traction in Egypt's unstable economy, says analyst

Egypt not so tasty amid unsettled economy

By Kacey Culliney

Egypt’s confectionery market will slump over the next two years spurred by political and economic unrest, but manufacturers can create appeal with NPD of low-cost, healthier products, according to an industry expert.