Lindt & Sprüngli

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.

The fine coating of cocoa nibs that 'snowed' on the Swiss town from the Lindt factory.

In brief

Glitch at Lindt factory covers town in cocoa nibs

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Sprüngli has confirmed local reports that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted 'cocoa nibs' in its factory in Olten on Tuesday, which left the Swiss town between Zurich and Basel covered in fragments...

The temporary closure of around 500 of Lindt's own shops during the Easter season hit its half-year sales. Pic: Lindt & Sprüngli

Financial results

Lindt sales and profit hit by Easter lockdown due to COVID-19

By Anthony Myers

Lindt & Sprüngli reported a strong start to 2020, but the Swiss chocolate maker said it expected organic sales to fall around 5-7% this year after COVID-19 related store closures hit sales and profit following the global shutdown.

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...

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