Lindt & Sprungli

Lindt's continued brand building will be key in 2024. Pic:  Lindt & Sprüngli

Market watch

Lindt & Sprüngli hit with child labor allegations in cocoa supply chain

By Anthony Myers

Swiss premium chocolate company Lindt & Sprüngli is among the leading players in the premium chocolate space with a presence in over 120 countries worldwide and a portfolio of chocolate brands including Russell Stover, Ghirardelli, Caffarel, Lindor,...

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NPD

Lindt debuts new Choco Wafer in its UK outlets

By Anthony Myers

Premium chocolate brand, Lindt has introduced a new Choco Wafer into its UK outlets that after it was recently awarded a ‘superstar’ rating from market researcher, Nielsen Bases.

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Financial results

Lindt warns of further price hikes after posting rise in profits

By Anthony Myers

Luxury Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli has posted stronger-than-expected operating profits in the first half of 2023 and raised its full-year outlook, after hiking up prices for its chocolate easter bunnies and pralines.

Lindt wants to make Easter more memorable with its ‘Hoppiness’ campaign and much-loved Gold Bunny. Pic: Lindt

Seasonal

Chocolate gives a lift to all ages, new survey reveals

By Anthony Myers

A new UK nationwide study by Lindt, to mark the beginning of Spring, has revealed the list of everyday things that give Brits a lift, with a good night’s sleep (51%), a walk on a sunny morning (48%) and a hug (47%) appearing top of the list.

Central Europe and North America remain key markets for the Group. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

Financial results

Lindt maintains global sales volumes but warns of more price rises

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Spruengli has revealed its 2022 operating profit (EBIT) increased by 15.5% year on year to CHF 744.6 million, from CHF 644.9 million in the previous year, and the Swiss chocolate maker also proposed a higher dividend payout to investors as...

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Financial results

US subsidies help boost organic sales for Lindt

By Anthony Myers

Strong international sales, particularly in the North American market, helped organic sales grow by 8.4% in 2022, according to the latest financial results released by Lindt & Spruengli.

Customers are willing to pay more for its premium chocolate, Lindt said in a statement. Pic: Lindt & Spruengli

Financial results

Lindt & Spruengli raises guidance after jump in profits

By Anthony Myers

Swiss chocolate maker has made a first-half net profit jump of 36% to 138.4 million francs and said it now expects 2022 organic sales growth of 8-10% with an operating margin of approximately 15%.

Lindt's new range of vegan chocolate bars. Pic: Lindt & Sprungli

Plant-based

Lindt expands its vegan chocolate portfolio

By Anthony Myers

Lindt has launched three new vegan chocolate bars in the UK and Canada, a year after it entered the free-from market with its HELLO collection.

Lindt-Sprüngli vegan range will be available in the UK from January 2022. Pic: Lindt-Sprüngli

Plant-based special edition

Lindt to release new vegan bars in UK

By Anthony Myers

Luxury Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is entering the vegan fray with its Lindt Classic Recipe vegan milk chocolate bar, set to be launched early 2022.

Lindt is planning on a better Easter in 2021. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

Financial results

Lindt banking on ‘pent-up’ demand as net profits fall

By Anthony Myers

Swiss premium chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli said it is aiming for 6-8% organic sales growth this year after the pandemic hits key areas of its business with net profit falling 37.5% to 320.1 million Swiss francs ($349.53 million) in 2020.

The Lindt Home of Chocolate is on course to open in September 2020. Pic: Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation

Tourism

Lindt Home of Chocolate scheduled to open in September

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it is going ahead with the opening of its Lindt Home of Chocolate on 13 September at the company’s historic headquarters in Kilchberg, Switzerland.

Russell Stover is hosting its Great Bunny Hunt online this year. Pic: Russell Stover

Coronavirus

Russell Stover brings Easter joy with virtual hugs and Bunny Hunt

By Anthony Myers

Beginning today (Monday April 6), US candymaker Russell Stover is embracing the spirit of the Easter holiday’s beloved backyard hunts with the launch of The Great Bunny Hunt on Instagram to bring loved ones closer during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dr Jennifer Picenoni. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

In brief

Lindt announces changes to its Group Management team

By Anthony Myers

Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr Jennifer Picenoni to join its Group Management as of January 2020, where her main roles will be group general counsel and corporate...

Andreas Pfluger. Pic: Lindt&Sprüngli

News in brief

Shock as Andreas Pfluger leaves Lindt

By Anthony Myers

Departure of integration head of Russell Stover comes as surprise, could a move to Hershey be on the cards for Lindt veteran?

Lindt's Asian markets grew 33.3% in sales last year. Pic: Lindt

Emerging markets

Lindt chocolate eyes Asia for market share gain

By Douglas Yu

Lindt is heading to the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2018 in Singapore this week with a range of customized chocolates for Asian travelers.