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News Tag: Thorntons

June 28, 2011

TJ Hughes on verge of administration

by Kay Mitchell
Department store chain TJ Hughes has today revealed it is set to enter administration. The Liverpool-based store has more than 50 outlets across the UK and has a headcount of 4,000 – which are all at risk. The company said it will be appointing an administrator over the next week or so, unless a buyer can be found for the business. In March, the ...

Carpetright profits hit by challenging conditions

by Kay Mitchell
Carpetright has today added to the doom and gloom surrounding the retail sector by announcing a 70% fall in annual profits. The company blamed "very challenging trading conditions” after profits for the year to 30 April came in at £6.6 million – down from £22.3 million a year ago. Meanwhile, annual revenues were down 6% at £486.8 million. The figures come on the same ...

Thorntons announces store closures

by Kay Mitchell
Chocolate retailer Thorntons has today announced plans to close 120 stores over the next three years. The firm also said, as part of a strategic review of the business, a further 60 shops could close as it blamed challenging trading conditions for the latest measures. The announcement comes just one day after it was revealed fashion retailer Jane Norman had entered administration. Furthermore, furniture chain Habitat ...

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