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Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

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Thorntons, the chocolate retailer, has announced plans to permanently close its entire UK store estate of 61 sites.The company said its decision, which was now the subject of consultation with employees, would affect 603 workers but said it hoped to redeploy some of those affected. Thorntons said it was based not only on the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns over the past year but factors related to the pandemic across the retail sector. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'We want to open at exactly the same time as non-essential retail' ...