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    BEONDTV covers Läderach North America's 40 store expansion
    BEONDTV covers Läderach North America's 40 store expansion
    Emmy award-winning Carlos Amezcua narrates the story of Läderach and discusses what customers can expect upon a visit to a Läderach store.
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    Läderach Successfully Passes on Leadership to the Next Generation
    Läderach Successfully Passes on Leadership to the Next Generation
    After the operational management of the company was passed on four years ago to the third generation, followed by the transfer of company shares two years later, the Swiss family company Läderach – Chocolatier Suisse completed its long-term generational transition in 2021. Ennenda, 22 December 2021 – During the annual general meeting on 16 December 2021, Jürg Läderach, who has managed the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors and, until 2018, as CEO, and his wife, Esther Läderach, who has served on the Board of Directors since 2001, did not stand for re-election. Both belong to the second generation, which successfully managed and further developed the globally active family company headquartered in the canton of Glarus in Switzerland. The owners elected Johannes Läderach as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Johannes Läderach belongs to the third generation and has sat on the Board of Directors of the company, which is 100% family-owned, since 2018. He will assume his new role on the board in addition to serving as CEO.
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    Läderach to open 15 new premium chocolate stores in across California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Virginia
    Läderach to open 15 new premium chocolate stores in across California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Virginia
    Largest Swiss Chocolate Retailer Continues US Retail Expansion to Satisfy Demand of Premium Fresh Chocolate   Läderach – chocolatier suisse has just announced it has signed lease agreements with Simon to open 15 new premium chocolate stores from coast-to-coast starting in the beginning of August through September. Each store will feature more than 85 varieties of fresh artisanal chocolate directly from Switzerland to be experienced with the five senses (sight, sound, touch, scent, and taste). The stores will also include a dedicated FrischSchoggi™ (fresh chocolate) counter, where chocolate lovers can select multiple varieties of its iconic hand-broken chocolate bark. Because the company controls the entire production and distribution channel, Läderach’s product freshness is second-to-none. World Chocolate Master – Elias Läderach leads production and innovation, and all chocolate is made from bean-to-bar in-house, finished by hand, and brought directly to its 100+ stores worldwide. “We are proud to expand in the US and bring the joy of our fresh premium Swiss chocolate to Simon properties coast-to-coast. We’ve had high e-commerce demand of our chocolate for everyday consumption and gifting in these new locations for the past year and can’t wait to bring our in-store experience to life there. A chocolate experience that will awaken all five senses because of our passion to deliver the freshest, highest quality chocolate possible,” said Nathanael Hausmann, president, Läderach North America. “Shoppers love chocolate and we are thrilled to have Läderach – chocolatier suisse join the mix of retailers to enhance our shoppers visit. With over 85 varieties of chocolate directly from Switzerland, Läderach’s relentless focus on creating a memorable, in-store chocolate experience is syn
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    Läderach opens fresh artisanal Swiss chocolate experience store in Washington DC Union Station
    Läderach opens fresh artisanal Swiss chocolate experience store in Washington DC Union Station
    Largest Swiss Chocolate Retailer Continues US Retail Expansion to Satisfy Premium Chocolate Demand    Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, today, Läderach – chocolatier suisse is bringing the joy of fresh chocolate to Washington, DC Union Station with the opening of its new premium chocolate store featuring fresh artisanal chocolates from Switzerland. Chocolate lovers will experience more than 100 varieties of Läderach chocolates at the new store, including its iconic FrischSchoggi™ (fresh chocolate) counter, where they can select from over 20 varieties of its signature hand-cut chocolate bark. Because the company controls the entire production and distribution channel, Läderach’s product freshness is second-to-none. World Chocolate Master – Elias Läderach leads production, and all chocolate is made bean-to-bar in-house, finished by hand, and brought directly to its stores world
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    Läderach opens fresh artisanal Swiss chocolate experience stores in South Florida
    Läderach opens fresh artisanal Swiss chocolate experience stores in South Florida
    Largest Swiss Chocolate Retailer Continues US Retail Expansion to Satisfy Demand of Fresh Premium Chocolate   Läderach – chocolatier suisse announced today the upcoming openings of two premium chocolate stores in Miami’s Aventura Mall (June 15) and Galleria Fort Lauderdale (June 16). Each store will feature more than 85+ varieties of fresh artisanal chocolate directly from Switzerland to be experienced with the five senses (sight, sound, touch, scent, and taste). The stores also include a dedicated FrischSchoggi™ (fresh chocolate) counter, where chocolate lovers can select from over multiple varieties of its iconic hand-broken chocolate bark. Because the company controls the entire production and distribution channel, Läderach’s product freshness is second-to-none. World Chocolate Master – Elias Läderach leads production and innovation, and all chocolate is made bean-to-bar in-house, finished by hand, and
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    Italy meets Switzerland: enjoy sweet moments with Läderach Tartufi
    Italy meets Switzerland: enjoy sweet moments with Läderach Tartufi
    Elegance, energy and lust for life. The new Tartufi from Läderach will make autumn sweeter – la dolce vita in chocolate form. These elegant mouthfuls are inspired by a Northern Italian classic, inviting you to consciously enjoy the moment whenever you have the chance. Each of the nine varieties stands for a special moment that connoisseurs will be transported to, such as freshness, elegance, strength or energy. Each Tartufo embodies the expected premium quality, with carefully selected raw materials, expert craftsmanship and absolute Läderach freshness. The Tartufi will be available worldwide from 21 September in Läderach chocolateries and the online shop.   “We all know chocolate connects people – what could be better than enjoying a moment together? We are pleased that this autumn we will be able to show how Northern Italian confectionery tradition combines with authentic Swiss chocolate craftsmanship,” says Elias Läderach, World Chocolate Master and Head of Innovation at Läderach (Schweiz) AG.
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    Pure, honest and modern: Läderach reinterprets the chocolate bar
    Pure, honest and modern: Läderach reinterprets the chocolate bar
    It has a narrow shape with grooves, is wrapped by hand with fine paper and tastes as pure and intense of chocolate as a chocolate can taste: The Swiss family business Läderach presents its first chocolate in tablet form. For pure and honest chocolate enjoyment without chichi. The exclusive delicacies in a handy format will be available in three light varieties and three Grand Cru varieties from 11 May 2021 in Läderach chocolateries and in the online shop worldwide.   Läderach is known for high-quality and varied chocolate specialities. As one of only a few manufacturers, the family business produces the chocolate itself from the cocoa bean to the end product in Switzerland, guaranteeing exceptional freshness and quality. Chocolate lovers can now experience the attention to detail and the special freshness once again with the new, exclusive tablets. The aesthetic packaging in a sliding cardboard box and the fine paper in which the bars are wrapped by hand give a foretaste of the special chocolate that is hidden inside. The aroma is intensely chocolaty, the crunch at the first bite is a reminder of the palpable freshness. And then the
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    Läderach chocolatier suisse to assume the leases for 34 stores in the United States
    Läderach chocolatier suisse to assume the leases for 34 stores in the United States
    On Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2021 Läderach – chocolatier suisse signed an asset purchase agreement allowing Läderach to assume the leases for 34 GODIVA locations across the United States. As a result of this transfer, Läderach will take over the leases of all of these 34 GODIVA locations. Although the parties have agreed to not disclose any other conditions of the agreement, Läderach will announce the locations of the 34 stores to open by the end of summer 2021, if not sooner. Johannes Läderach, CEO, Läderach Group: “After our successful and encouraging US market entry with four stores in the North East and excellent nationwide e-commerce demand, these new stores are the perfect opportunity to share the joy of fresh chocolate from Switzerland with chocolate lovers from coast to coast.” About Läderach – chocolatier suisse Läderach – choc
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    Läderach presents gourmet popcorn for connoisseurs
    Läderach presents gourmet popcorn for connoisseurs
    The crunchy gourmet snack for in between meals The Swiss chocolatier Läderach launches a unique trio of delights: crunchy popcorn with the finest chocolate in three tempting flavours. The popcorn convinces in its usual quality with high-quality raw materials, masterly craftsmanship and noticeable freshness. In this fine snack, crispy light caramelised popcorn meets chocolate in the flavours milk, caramel and strawberry. The light delicacies from Läderach will be available worldwide from 15 September 2020 in Läderach chocolate shops and in the online shop. The chocolatiers of Läderach are equally renowned for the quality and variety of their chocolate specialities. As one of only a few manufacturers, the family business produces the Swiss chocolate itself from the cocoa bean to the end product, thus guaranteeing exceptional quality and freshness. The love of detail can now be felt and enjoyed once again by chocolate and popcorn lovers alike with the new Läderach Popcorn. Innovative craftsmanship
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    Läderach completes the generation change
    Läderach completes the generation change
    The third generation is taking over the operational reins at the Läderach family business in Glarus. Johannes Läderach (born 1986), the eldest son of entrepreneur Jürg Läderach, will be appointed CEO of the Läderach Group on 1 March 2018. Ralph Siegl, who has been Managing Director at the Swiss parent company for many years, is leaving the company to pursue a new career. He will continue to support the company in the background in an advisory capacity for a certain period of time.“I am looking forward to my new task and am grateful that after seven years in the company, I will be able to continue the wonderful cooperation in the family, with my father and with the management team in a new function,” explains Johannes Läderach. He will be assigned the task of leading the successful and dynamic company into the next phase of development from 1 March 2018. “I would also like to thank Ralph Siegl in particular, who, together with his team, has contributed significantly to the success and development of the ‘Läderach – chocolatier suisse’ brand and the strategic and operational development of the
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