Hotel Chocolat closes its US website as it focuses on the UK

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// Hotel Chocolat closes US online operations to focus on UK
// In July, Hotel Chocolat revealed plans to reduce investment in its US business

Hotel Chocolat has officially closed its online operations in the US months to focus on the UK as its main market.

The confectionery retailer’s decision means it will cease direct-to-consumer sales in the United States and close all of its warehousing and fulfillment support arrangements in the country.

In July, Hotel Chocolat revealed plans to reduce investment in its US operations in favor of exploring more wholesale opportunities.


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Hotel Chocolat said it was seeking investment in the United States to focus the group’s strategic efforts on “the most profitable parts of the business”, such as its UK home market.

On July 26, the retailer’s Japanese joint venture won court approval to restructure.

The company is seeking to restructure, following the acquisition of new sources of financing.

Hotel Chocolat expects to post a loss for the year through June 26 after taking action amid broader economic uncertainty.

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