Lindt & Sprüngli’s continues its solid growth pattern with the latest annual results 2015. The Lindt & Sprüngli Group achieved consolidated sales of CHF 3.65 billion, which equates to an increase of 13.5 % in local currencies and 7.9 % in Swiss francs. Overall, the Group achieved organic sales growth of 7.1 % The Group’s operating profit (EBIT) rose by 9.4 % to CHF 518.8 million. Therefore the strategic growth and sales targets were met.
Lindt & Sprüngli managed to achieve this impressive result despite the persistently challenging market environment. This positive trend was supported by all the major markets, as well as the constantly growing contribution from the Global Retail Division. The Group was able to expand its share in all the strategically important markets and thereby strengthen its number one position in the attractive premium chocolate segment. The Lindt & Sprüngli Group continues to grow at a faster pace than the overall chocolate market. The integration of Russell Stover into the Lindt & Sprüngli Group is progressing according to plan.
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