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Hotel Chocolat subscriptions surge as Britons seek comfort from Covid
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Hotel Chocolat subscriptions surge as Britons seek comfort from Covid

Hotel Chocolat has reported a surge in subscribers as chocoholics have signed up to regular sweet treats during the pandemic. The upmarket chocolatier’s online and subscription sales will overtake store sales for the first time as the Covid crisis boosted demand for “regular happy treats” as well as gifts for family and friends, said Angus...

Compass Group profits slump as Covid keeps office canteens closed
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Compass Group profits slump as Covid keeps office canteens closed

Sales and profits have slumped at the catering firm Compass Group as the pandemic kept canteens closed at factories, offices and schools. Operating profit fell to £290m in the six months to the end of March, down 65% from £817m a year earlier, while revenue was down almost a third to £8.6bn. However, the figures were an...

Soft drinks too weak? Time to try hard seltzer
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Soft drinks too weak? Time to try hard seltzer

It’s a fizzy, low-calorie, often fruit-flavoured alcoholic drink, and rapper Travis Scott and chef Gordon Ramsay own brands. American millennials are more likely to have drunk a White Claw hard seltzer in the past 30 days than any other drink with the exception of Bud Light or Corona. Now experts are predicting big things on this side of the...