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'Macroeconomic headwinds in the U.S. continued to be an issue for many retailers and consumers,' said Hershey CEO

Hershey misses sales target in Q2

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has fallen slightly short of its net sales growth target in the second quarter but expects a strong Halloween and Christmas.       

Thorntons makes and sells a wide range of chocolate and confectionery products

Q3 growth at Thorntons hit by slow sales

By Rod Addy

Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.

Aasted launches UK subsidiary

Aasted launches UK subsidiary

Danish equipment firm Aasted has inaugurated a UK subsidiary business in order to be closer to its customers.

Thorntons' profits slump 8.5% in first half

Thorntons' profits slump 8.5% in first half

By Elaine Watson

A 30.6% surge in sales of Thorntons-branded products to other retailers helped the chocolatier offset lacklustre sales through its own stores in the first half, but profits slumped 8.5% to £8.3m.