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Lindt plans to grow US capacity through a factory expansionSWITZ: Lindt announces "multi-million dollar" expansion for US HQ

14 March 2014

Lindt & Sprungli has announced a "multi-million dollar" explansion for its US manufacturing headquarters in Stratham.

SWITZERLAND: Lindt & Sprungli sets up Brazil JV

11 March 2014

Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced plans to grow its share of the Brazilian market through a joint venture with local player CRM Holding.

SWITZ: FY sales, earnings up at chocolate maker Lindt

11 March 2014

Lindt & Sprungli saw sales and profits rise in 2013, the Swiss chocolate maker announced today (11 March).

Confectionery: Why cocoa can only be sustainable without child labour

10 March 2014

Child labour is intrinsically linked to cocoa's broader sustainability challenges. If the cocoa sector is successful at boosting production during the coming years, it will not be deemed a sustainable expansion if the issue in the two major producing countries has not been satisfactorily addressed, writes Ben Cooper.

SWITZ: Market share gains continue to propel Lindt sales

14 January 2014

Lindt & Sprüngli has again booked organic sales growth ahead of the market, as share gains in "all key markets" drove sales throughout 2013.

US: Brownies feature as Lindt adds to portfolio

10 January 2014

Lindt & Sprungli has launched a number of products to add to its portfolio in the US, with new chocolate bars and the introduction of a baking mix product.

just-food's review of 2013: supply chains and sustainbility

6 January 2014

Perhaps the biggest story of the year, with the widest impact on the sector, was the horsemeat contamination saga. However, it was ironic the scandal should occur when food companies are placing increased scrutiny on the sustainability of their supply chains. And this year has seen some notable developments as food companies have sought collectively or individually to address sustainability issues in their supply chains.

Sustainability Watch - Piera Waibel, Lindt & Sprungli

2 January 2014

Lindt & Sprungli has just expanded its cocoa farmer programme in Ghana which will see the company give support to some 45,000 farmers between now and 2016. Sustainability manager Piera Waibel spoke with Ben Cooper about what the company is doing in Ghana and why it has decided not to have any of its brands certified under schemes such as Fairtrade.

Analysis: Where could Lindt look for M&A?

12 September 2013

Lindt & Sprungli has often been touted as a potential takeover target for Nestle. However, Stefan Kirk of M&A advisors Glenboden argues the Swiss chocolate maker is an unlikely acquisition candidate for anyone - and suggests the company could dust off its chequebook to boost growth.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

27 August 2013

The results continued to roll in last week and we heard from the likes of Hain Celestial and Ahold on how they performed and their outlook for the year ahead. Just-food also spoke with Lindt & Sprüngli CEO Ernst Tanner, who told us about how the company is convincing consumers to trade up - and why he sees cause for optimism in developed markets.

US: Lindt introduces Excellence sharing bags

23 August 2013

Premium Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprungli has expanded its line of Excellence chocolates in the US with the introduction of bags of individually wrapped chocolate diamonds.

The just-food interview part one: Lindt driving growth in developed markets - CEO

20 August 2013

Lindt & Sprüngli booked strong first-half revenue growth this morning (20 August), driven by a category-beating sales performance in Europe and North America. The Swiss chocolate maker said it is gaining market share in the face of ongoing economic challenges and a constrained consumer environment. CEO Ernst Tanner spoke to Katy Askew about how the company is convincing consumers to trade up - and why he sees cause for optimism in developed markets for the remainder of the year.

SWITZERLAND: Lindt sees share gains in "strategic" markets

20 August 2013

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli today (20 August) booked an increase in first-half sales and earnings, boosted by share growth across its "strategically important" markets.

US: Lindt's Ghirardelli adds to baking range

10 July 2013

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, a US division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprungli, has added to its range of baking products.

US: Lindt launches Hello brand in US

25 June 2013

Lindt & Sprungli is rolling out its premium Hello chocolate collection in the US.

FRANCE: Lindt launches chocolate fondue

23 April 2013

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli has launched a fondue product in France.

SINGAPORE: Lindt extends DKSH deal to drive growth

15 April 2013

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli has extended its partnership with trade services firm DKSH in a bid to strengthen its position in Singapore.

SWITZ: Nestle "not interested" in chocolate M&A

12 April 2013

The chairman of Nestle has reportedly insisted the Kit Kat maker is not interested in buying any chocolate companies as he rejected the possibly the Swiss food giant could buy Lindt & Sprungli.

SWITZ: Lindt to roll out Hello "lifestyle" brand

5 April 2013

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli is to roll out its lifestyle brand Hello to more markets.

Interview: Divine Chocolate battles pressure on Fairtrade specialists

27 March 2013

UK-based Divine Chocolate was one of the first Fairtrade-only FMCG brands when it launched in 1998. However, the entry of larger, mainstream companies into the category, while increasing awareness of Fairtrade and boosting sales, has had an impact on the specialists. Divine commercial director David Francis spoke to Dean Best about competition, retail support for Fairtrade and the promotional battle in the UK.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

25 March 2013

Last week saw the just-food team hitting the streets to bring you coverage from two key events in the industry calender: the IFE trade show in London and the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) conference.

FRANCE: Lindt to boost production

22 March 2013

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli is investing close to EUR70m over the next two years in increasing production capacity at its sole French plant.

SWITZ: Lindt FY sales, earnings rise

15 March 2013

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli booked an increase in profit for fiscal 2012, boosted by higher sales and margin gains.

UK: Lindt launches Lindor snack bar

8 March 2013

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli has entered the snacking category in the UK with the launch of its first treat-size bar for the market.

Best bits: Horse meat saga continues, confectioners hit sweet spot

21 January 2013

Retailers in the UK and Ireland faced some difficult questions last week, when it emerged that horse and pig DNA had been discovered in beefburgers and "beef" ready meals.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

21 January 2013

News that Flowers Food has emerged as the "stalking horse" bidder for various Hostess Brands bread brands in the US caught our attention last week. Meanwhile, an entirely different kind of horse got tongues wagging on this side of the pond when food safety officials found horse meat had been used in the production of burgers in the UK and Ireland. There has also been a flurry of news from the confectionery sector, with Barry Callebaut, Lindt and Thorntons hitting the headlines. We can expect more from this category in the coming weeks as the industry gears up for ISM, one of the calendar's biggest trade shows. just-food will be reporting live (and possibly even indulging our sweet tooth).

COMMENT: Lindt sweetens Europe's austerity pill

15 January 2013

As Europeans brace for more austerity in hard-hit national economies, sweet-toothed consumers have been seeking light relief in chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli.

SWITZERLAND: Lindt FY sales up, confident on profits

15 January 2013

Chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a 7% rise in net sales for 2012 and estimated that profit margins widened during the year.

GERMANY: Lindt bear to stay on shelves as Haribo case continues

19 December 2012

Lindt & Sprungli has said its chocolate teddy, which is at the centre of a trademark row with rival confectioner Haribo in Germany, will remain on sale despite the Swiss firm receiving a legal setback.

SWITZ/UK: Lindt launches filled Creation bars

5 September 2012

Lindt & Sprungli has launched a range of "decadent" filled chocolate bars in the UK.

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