Talk about a sweet deal: on Valentine’s Day, Läderach–chocolatier suisse signed an asset purchase agreement allowing Läderach to assume the leases for 34 Godiva locations across the United States. 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.
“After our successful and encouraging U.S. market entry with four stores in the Northeast 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,” said Johannes Läderach, CEO of Läderach Group.
Founded in 1962, family-owned Läderach produces all of its chocolate from bean-to-bar and distributes exclusively through its own retail channels. Since September 2012, Läderach has been producing its own chocolate mass. This means that they are one of the few premium producers that can guarantee sustainable quality from the cocoa bean to the end product.
Produced exclusively in Switzerland, Läderach’s artisanal chocolate products are sold in over 100 Läderach chocolateries in Switzerland, Germany, the U.K., the U.S. and Canada, and through sales partners in the Middle East and Asia.