The company will add 108,000 sq ft to Lindt USA’s HQ in Stratham, New Hampshire, adding new lines for its new Hello brand, Lindor single-serve bars and Excellence individually wrapped chocolate diamonds.
The expansion will take place over the next several years.
Lindt: US market holds greatest potential
“The US market is now our most important market sales and potential-wise for the group,” Sylvia Kälin, corporate communications at Lindt, told ConfectioneryNews.
Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO of Lindt USA, added: “Lindt continues to dominate the premium chocolate segment in the U.S. and the expansion of the manufacturing facility will help Lindt stay at the forefront of the industry and accommodate the growing demands from the market and consumers.”
Lindt did not communicate the value of the investment, but told this site in August last year that it was intending to invest CHF 200m ($217m) in new production lines at existing plants in the US and Europe in response to rising demand in developed markets.