Premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli announced the acquisition of a new warehouse and distribution center in Carlisle, Pa. The new, approximately 400,000-square foot space will house a distribution center and, eventually, a Lindt USA retail factory store.
The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand. This addition closely follows the announcement of a major, multi-million dollar expansion plan for manufacturing at the company's U.S. headquarters in Stratham, N.H. where Lindt produces premium chocolate products from bean to finished product.
"As a leader in the premium chocolate category, Lindt is constantly looking for ways to support continued growth and maintain strong company distribution," said Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO of Lindt USA. "The investment in this warehouse facility is another step for Lindt toward meeting the growing demand for premium chocolate."
Over the coming months, the new facility will be updated to meet company needs and is expected to be operating as a warehouse and distribution center in early 2015. Construction of the retail store will be part of the second phase of facility updates and is also expected to be open to consumers in early 2015. With the acquisition of the new space in Carlisle, Lindt now operates three warehouse facilities throughout the U.S., including the storage and warehouse capabilities on the Stratham campus.
Lindt USA will continue to produce a wide range of innovative, premium chocolate products from cocoa bean to finished product at its headquarters in Stratham, including the iconic LINDOR truffles, EXCELLENCE premium dark chocolate bars and individually wrapped chocolate diamonds, the popular Lindt HELLO collection and a wide range of seasonal and gifting items. To keep up with all Lindt product news, visit Lindt.com, "Like" the company's Facebook page and follow Lindt on Twitter (@Lindt_Chocolate).
About Lindt & Sprungli
With nearly 170 years of history and Swiss tradition, Lindt & Sprungli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high quality products in more than 120 countries. Lindt & Sprungli operates eight production facilities in Europe and the United Statesand employs more than 9,000 worldwide. Lindt USA operates more than 50 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels. For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.