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On the money: Solid Lindt outpaces chocolate peers

Lindt & Sprungli, the upmarket Swiss chocolate group, today (19 August) underlined why it is a business seen as one of the better performers...

Focus: Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy

Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first p...

Analysis: Where could Lindt look for M&A?

Lindt & Sprungli has often been touted as a potential takeover target for Nestle. However, Stefan Kirk of M&A advisors Glenboden argues the...

What the analysts say: the verdict on Lindt's H1

Lindt & Sprungli's first-half organic sales, announced today (21 August), failed to meet analyst expectations, as a poor economic outlook in...

Latest Interviews

Sustainability Watch - Piera Waibel, Lindt 2 Jan 2014

Ben Cooper

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.

The just-food interview: Lindt driving growth 20 Aug 2013

Katy Askew

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.

Latest News

Lindt FY earnings rise but outlook cautious 10 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli booked higher sales and earnings for 2014 but its share price reacted sluggishly in early trade today (10 March) on the cautious tone of the group's outlook.

Choc giants accused of unsafe metal levels 18 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has rejected claims of "unsafe" lead and cadmium levels in some of its chocolate as "old" and insisted that they were "discredited years ago".

Lindt takes dessert-inspired Creation bars to US 10 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Lindt & Sprungli has launched its Creation chocolate bars in the US.

Lindt sales surge on "substantial" gains 13 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Lindt & Sprüngli saw revenue surge 17.4% during 2014 thanks to the recently-acquired Russell Stover Candies in the US and strong organic sales growth.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.

Latest blogs

Key industry insight for you while just-food takes a break 26 Aug 2013

Dean Best

It's a public holiday in the UK today (26 August) - thankfully the sun is just breaking through here in south London to help us bask in our Ashes victory - and, while we take a day's break, here are some of last week's top interviews, comment and analysis in case you missed them.

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Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG in Packaged Food ( World)

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG in Packaged Food ( Wor

Lindt is a leading premium producer in chocolate confectionery. It remains, despite recent expansion in the US market, overly reliant on Western European sales. The company has recently established su...

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Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG in Packaged Food (World)

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG in Packaged Food (Worl

Lindt is a leading premium producer of chocolate confectionery. The company has made significant gains in North America, particularly in the US. This ought to continue as a result of the company’s acq...

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Confectionery in Switzerland

Confectionery in Switzerland

Confectionery in Switzerland industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains...

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