• Dominik Winkler becomes Head of Europe & Global Sales Management
    Experienced retail expert joins from Mammut and becomes member of the Executive Board Previous positions at Bogner, Wolford, Villeroy & Boch and Escada Responsibilities adjusted - Europe, USA and Asia regions report directly to CEO Johannes Läderach Bilten, 24 November 2022 – Dominik Winkler (54) will become Head of Europe & Global Sales Management and thus also a member of the Group Management of the renowned chocolate retailer from the canton of Glarus. He takes up his post at the start of the new year and comes from Mammut Sports Group, where he was Head of Retail. He takes over the role in a modified form from René Rechsteiner, who has been heading the Sales Europe division on an interim basis. In this context, responsibilities in the regions and in sales will also be reorganized. In future, those responsible for the Europe, USA and Asia/Franchise regions will report directly to the CEO. The country managers in the European region (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK and, in the future, France) will report directly to Dominik Winkler. Proven retail professional Dominik Winkler is a proven retail expert. The textile business economist was already entrepreneurially active in the sports sector before his studies. This was followed by sales assignments with well-known premium producers, particularly in the textile sector. He worked for Escada in Munich for five years and then as Director Retail at Rena Lange. This was followed by positions of responsibility with well-known brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Wolford and Etienne Aigner. Before joining Mammut, the native German spent eight years as Division Head Retail and Member of the Executive Board at Munich-based sports and lifestyle company Willy Bogner. "I am very pleased that Dominik has chosen to join us. In his previous roles, he has gained a lot of international retail experience, demonstrated entrepreneurial understanding and shown tha
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  • Läderach affected by cyber attack - Update 13 September 2022
    Bilten, September 13, 2022 –The Swiss chocolatier Läderach became the target of a cyber attack on 5 September. Immediately after the attack was detected, the emergency board established for such cases was deployed to verify the incident as well as to decide on further measures to contain the problem. The responsible authorities were informed immediately. We published a press release on 6 September Läderach | Läderach affected by cyber attack | chocolatier suisse (laderach.com) Production, logistics and administration were initially affected, but have almost fully resumed their work. All branches in Switzerland and abroad are still open as usual, and customers are not feeling any adverse effects. The full extent of the impact is still under investigation. The Emergency Board, together with external IT and forensic experts, is working at full speed to further analyse and eliminate the problems. We are in close coordination with the supervisory and investigative authorities. We are herewith notifying individuals residing in Switzerland and in the EU and who have been previously employed by Läderach. In particular, personal data of employees may have been accessed without authorization, and Läderach is taking measures to avoid potential damages to our current and former employees. If you, as individual and former employee, have any questions, please contact our Human Resources team at [email protected] or our DPO at [email protected] Läderach – chocolatier suisse Freshness, craftsmanship, Switzerland - that's what the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Läderach - chocolatier suisse stands for. The family-owned company, founded in 1962 and employing around 1,500 people from more than 50 countries across the group, is headquartered in the can
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  • Läderach affected by cyber attack
    Bilten, September 6, 2022 – Swiss chocolatier Läderach became the target of a cyber attack on September 5. Immediately after the attack was detected, the emergency board, which was established for such cases, was commissioned to verify the incident as well as to decide on further measures to contain the problem. The relevant authorities were informed immediately. As of today, it can be said that production, logistics and administration in particular are currently affected. On the other hand, all branches in Switzerland and abroad have been able to open regularly, and local sales have not been affected. Online orders via the webshop are still possible, but there may be delays in delivery. The full extent of the impact is subject to further investigation. As a precautionary measure, the use of internal work tools and communication channels has been reduced to a necessary minimum. The Emergency Board, together with external IT and forensic experts, is working at full speed to further analyze and resolve the issues. Läderach – chocolatier suisse Freshness, craftsmanship, Switzerland - that's what the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Läderach - chocolatier suisse stands for. The family-owned company, founded in 1962 and employing around 1,500 people from more than 50 countries across the group, is headquartered in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Läderach oversees the entire production process from the cocoa bean to the store counter and produces exclusively in Switzerland. As one of only a few premium suppliers, the company thus guarantees sustainable quality from the cocoa bean to the end product. The handcrafted premium products are offered in over 100 of the company's own chocolateries with sales locations in 15 countries, as well as through franchise partners in the Middle East and Asia. Chocolate lovers can also conveniently order the specialties from Switzerland in the online store (www.la
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