Thorntons uk Overview
Looking to offer something special to your loved ones then what can be worth than a British chocolate brand Thorntons. The company is headquartered in Alfreton, England with 228 locations nationwide. It is under the ownership of Ferrero with its 3130 employees and has generated the revenue of £191 million in financial year 2016.
About its start
In 1911, the company was started by Joseph William Thornton with their first store at 159 Norfolk St in Sheffield with Norman Thornton his son who was at the age of 15. The company established the brand as one of the most familiar names on the high street but now Thornton which was once seen as luxurious and upmarket has lost some its lustre.
Since its start by Joseph, the company floated on the stock market in 1987 at the times when it used to enjoy widespread popularity but now it is on downfall and is got acquired by Ferrero International, which makes Nutella and Tic Tacs as well as the Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and will work on expanding the business in the UK as the Italian firm is being
operating in this business since 60 years.
What they offer?
Beside a brick and mortar stores, Thornton also offers an e-commerce channel for customers to shop for a wide range of chocolates and gifts. The chocolate types found includes like milk, dark, white, fudge, chocolate truffles and special toffee. They also have chocolate hampers, chocolate gift-sets, chocolate bundles, birthday and wedding gifts and gifts to offer to friends and families on special occasions.
Not only are these customers offered with facility to add up a personalized message on their gift hamper for their loved ones but also have the facility to opt for a standard or next day delivery service by paying through credit cards. Now they have got inspired by their travels across Europe in search to more delicious flavours and have worked on offering continental ranges in chocolates.
In the end, we can say the company is trying its best to bring back the same passion for chocolate and love of craft in their products as it was before.