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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Sweets & Snacks Expo set to begin as US confectioners make portion guidance pledge

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will kick off in Chicago next week on May 23, 2017.

Australian chocolate consumption on the rise, says Roy Morgan Research

Australians are eating more chocolate bars, blocks and boxed chocolates than in 2013, according to research by Roy Morgan.

News in brief

Lindt and Sprungli reopens head office with chocolate coloured walls

Lindt and Sprungli has opened its redesigned headquarters in the UK with chocolate colored walls and signature Lindt bunny on display.

Going its ‘own way’: Lindt invests $14m in sustainable cocoa in last eight years

Lindt has invested around $14m in its sustainable cocoa program since 2008 as it aims to have a fully traceable and verifiable supply by 2020.

2016 Sales Report

Lindt exceeds market expectations with 6% annual sales growth

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a rise in 2016 revenues driven by strong performance in Europe, which exceeded analysts’ forecasts.

De Neuville’s Egg Box wins Pro Carton 2016 Confectionery award

De Neuville’s Egg Box produced by Karbest and Stora Enso has scooped top place in the Pro Carton 2016 Confectionery category held in partnership with ECMA (European Carton Manufacturers Association).

Lindt seeks travel retail boost with Bijoux praline launch

Lindt is to launch Swiss Masterpieces Bijoux Collection at the Tax Free World Association World Exhibition & Conference (TFWA) in Cannes, France this October, as it aims to bump up...

INFOGRAPHIC

Top 10 chocolate brands: US candy market dollar sales rise

Mars M&M’s, Hershey’s Reese’s and Nestlé’s Butterfinger are among the top US chocolate brands for the year to date, but which are gaining and which are losing share?...

Lindt shakes up top management ahead of CEO change

Lindt has appointed its next CFO and will add three new members to its group management team.

Lindt expands global chocolate business through new retail stores

Premium chocolate brand, Lindt, will open its first chocolate stores in Wales, UK and Canberra, Australia respectively later this month to further drive its brand equity.

Lindt repositions Russell Stover as everyday brand

Lindt’s Russell Stover Every Day range has gained listings at major supermarkets such as Walmart since its April release in the US as the brand reduces reliance on key seasons....

H1 Financial Results

Lindt continues to grow but warns of ‘stagnating’ chocolate markets

Lindt has posted sales and profit growth its half-year results, but has highlighted weak consumer sentiment in some major chocolate markets.

Lindt seizes on Australian growth with $45m Sydney plant

Lindt has opened a factory in Sydney to capitalize on the growth it has enjoyed in the Australian market.

Lindt launches 'shop-in-shop' concept in Hong Kong

Passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are now able to pick and mix their favorite Lindor chocolate for the first time, thanks to the recent partnership between Lindt...

Global retail segment key to Lindt’s international surge, says CEO

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported record net income in its fiscal 2015 and credits its global retail division for driving international expansion.

Analyst Insight

Lindt will continue to outdo competitors after 2015 sales triumph, says analyst

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported 2015 sales growth far above the overall chocolate market and one analyst believes it will continue to outpace multinational premium chocolate competitors in the coming...

Mars snaps up Mexican Lindt distributor Grupo Turin

Mars has acquired premium chocolate firm Grupo Turin to capitalize on projected growth in the Mexican chocolate market.

Lindt cleared to produce chocolate golden teddy after Haribo court battle

Lindt & Sprungli has been cleared by a German court to keep producing its golden chocolate teddy bear, otherwise known as Goldbären, following an almost three-year spat with Haribo.

Lindt overcomes commodity pressures to record 18% profits surge in H1

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a double-digit rise in net income as it weathers steep price hikes in key commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and almonds.

Too conservative? Lindt's Hello Bites may need more bite for younger crowd

Lindt’s new Hello Bites may appeal to a younger crowd – but are the flavors too conservative for a demographic which appreciates novelty and variety?  

News in brief

Lindt North America chief takes reins at Russell Stover

Lindt & Sprüngli has appointed its North America senior vice president Andreas Pfluger to lead the newly acquired Russell Stover business.

Lindt joint venture to spark retail presence in Brazil

Lindt & Sprüngli will open three retail stores in São Paulo this year thanks to a joint venture with Brazilian premium chocolate specialist the CRM Group.

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Lindt invests €70m in French plant expansion

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli will invest €70m ($90m) to expand its factory in the South of France to up its capacity for premium tablet ranges.

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