British confectionary giants Thorntons is closing the doors of one of its Preston branches – leaving its five staff members in search of new jobs.
‘Store closing’ notices have been placed above chocolate products in the Fulwood store, which is based in the entrance of the Asda Fulwood Superstore in Eastway.
Window notices are also in place which state ‘We’re sorry – this store is closing’.
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The notices state that the shop will cease trading this Saturday.
In 2015, Thorntons were bought by Italian chocolate manufacturers Ferrero.
When asked about the closure, a Ferrero spokesman told the Post: “Like any retailer, we are continuously reviewing our store estate to ensure we are in the locations that meet our customer needs.
“As a result of such a review, the decision was taken to close our store in Fulwood on April 21, 2018.
“Currently, five staff members are employed at the store and we are looking to find them other employment opportunities where possible.
“Thorntons has been delighted to serve our many local customers over the years and we would encourage them to shop for their favourite Thorntons products at our Preston store, or
online at www.thorntons.co.uk in the future.”
It means that the nearest Thorntons will be in Preston city centre in Fishergate.