Hotel Chocolat enjoys festive high street boost as it eyes fresh UK expansion

Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat hailed the bounce back of the high street over the Christmas period and unveiled plans to ramp up store expansion over the next three years.

The chocolate specialist reported like-for-like sales growth of 10% across its UK and Ireland stores in the nine weeks to Christmas Day.

While not giving an exact figure, Hotel Chocolat reported that online sales were lower due to the return to stores and a reduction in marketing budgets.

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