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Thorntons will close all 61 stores after more than 100 years of trading

After more than a century of trading, the company has announced that they will shut 61 stores, impacting 603 jobs.

Adam Goddard, Thorntons retail director, said: “The obstacles we have faced and will continue to face on the High Street are too severe.”

“Despite our best efforts we have taken the difficult decision to permanently close our retail store estate.”

Since the beginning of the crisis, sales online have increased by more than 70% compared to the previous year.

That’s why the retailer will now invest in its grocery supply business as part of the company-wide shake-up.

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