Hotel Chocolat pins hopes on stores in tough trading conditions

Hotel Chocolat store exterior

Hotel Chocolat bosses hope the resurgence of stores will help it navigate tough conditions following a year of restructuring.

Hotel Chocolat reported that factors such as the costs of ending direct-to-consumer operations in the US and impairment of loans to its Japanese joint venture contributed to a statutory loss last year of £9.4m versus a profit of £3.7m the previous year.

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