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June 29, 2018

Chanel reveals $10 billion turnover, Wang family buy German auto parts maker, and British chocolate legend dies

Chanel reveals $10 billion turnover

Chanel has broken a century of silence over its financial results, revealing it brought in $9.6 billion in 2017.

The company, owned by the Wertheimer family, has long been suspected to rule the luxury brands, and its first results release confirmed this. Its nearest competitor, Gucci, turned over $7.2 billion in 2017.

September 16, 2011

Switzerland might be the chocolate capital of the world, but the UK was the birthplace of many big-name sweet brands such as Cadbury and of course Thorntons.

Switzerland might be the chocolate capital of the world, but the UK was the birthplace of many big-name sweet brands such as Cadbury and of course Thorntons.

The original founders of the chocolate makers, set up as a family business in the early 1900s, will be honoured this weekend in Sheffield.

May 13, 2010

The latest issue of Campden FB, the magazine dedicated to large, global multigenerational family businesses, is now available

The latest issue of Campden FB, the magazine dedicated to large, global multigenerational family businesses, is now available. Read the issue in full here
 

May 12, 2010

Peter Thornton gave Campden FB a searingly honest interview about being ousted from his family’s business, UK-based confectionery giant Thorntons, in 1987. Peter now gives an exclusive account of the fortunes of the company since the IPO and explains what he would have done differently

Peter Thornton gave Campden FB a searingly honest interview about being ousted from his family's business, UK-based confectionery giant Thorntons, in 1987 (continue reading here). An IPO in 1988 was a vehicle through which the family ultimately tried to solve the mounting conflict between four third-generation brothers.

May 4, 2010

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away

The name Thorntons is synonymous with confectionery, but the family story behind the chocolate giant is anything but sweet. Peter Thornton talks exclusively to Marc Smith about working in a chocolate dynasty where family unity has melted away.

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