​Hotel Chocolat’s ‘strong’ sales boosted by new store openings

Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat has posted “another strong” set of results, which chief executive Angus Thirwell attributed to offering its customers a “wider variety of sales channels”.

The specialist retailer posted a 14% increase in sales to £91.7m during the 26 weeks to December 29. Underlying EBITDA increased 7% to £18.5m, up from £17.3m the previous year.

During the period Hotel Chocolat opened nine new locations in the UK, two in the USA and three in Japan, which contributed to a three percentage point rise in sales growth.

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