* excluding the acquisition of Russell Stover/Whitman’s
**including the acquisition of Russell Stover/Whitman’s (September-December 2014)
Kilchberg, January 13, 2015 –Lindt & Sprüngli has increased its sales growth once again, achieving substantial market share gains in all major markets. This growth is once more primarily based on higher volumes. With the successful first-time integration of Russell Stover/Whitman’s from September 2014, the Group’s sales passed the three billion Swiss franc mark by a considerable amount for the first time.
The expansion of the worldwide distribution of LINDT products is probably one of the company’s most outstanding achievements in the past two decades: when the current management team took over the reins in the early 1990s, there were numerous gaps on the global map. The aim of the geographical expansion of the Group was to...
Lindt & Sprüngli is pleased to look back again on another financial year which proved successful in every respect and clearly exceeded the development of the overall chocolate markets. Despite the still relatively sluggish economic background, organic growth in local currencies outperformed the longterm strategic targets. We were able to win new market shares both in our key markets in Europe and North America and also in the emerging countries where we are building up our own subsidiaries.
High performing, diverse and passionate employees are a key success factor for Lindt & Sprüngli. The attraction, early identification, continued assessment and targeted development of talented individuals is the combined effort of employees, managers at all levels and HR-responsibles.
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