Deathwatch: Thorntons is melting!
This is getting ridiculous. The Sun's business journo Steve Hawkes has just tweeted that "Thorntons joins high street meltdown, some 120 stores to close in 3 years, with another 80 closures possible" (since amended to a possible 60 further closures)
Thorntons said the outlets that will be closed are among the 364 stores directly owned and run by the company and that they hope to replace them with franchised stores "in the majority of locations". Well we hope that Anna Kournikova is going to come round and give us all special tennis tickles later on but that doesn't mean it's going to happen.