Chairman to leave ThorntonsThis article was originally published in Foodnews
CHOCOLATE retailer Thorntons has announced the intention of its chairman to step down in the next 12 months. John von Spreckelsen has told the board of the company that he plans to retire within a year. Thorntons said that a search for his replacement is now underway. Von Spreckelsen joined Thorntons in June 2006, having previously held the post of chief executive of Budgens and chair of Somerfield.