Lindt & Sprüngli has temporarily suspended business in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We have re-evaluated our business activities in Russia and decided to temporarily close our shops with immediate effect and suspend all of our deliveries to Russia,” the company said in a press statement. “Our local employees will continue to receive our support and we will remain in close contact with them.”
On Lindt’s Russian website, the company posted the following statement:
“We are temporarily suspending the operation of Lindt branded boutiques, as well as the operation of the lindt.ru online store in the Russian Federation. We will be glad to see you again after the opening of our stores.”
Dieter Weisskopf, the Swiss chocolate company’s CEO, told European Supermarket Magazine that it has eight stores and approximately 125 employees in Russia. Weisskopf added Russia and Ukraine represent about 1 percent of the company’s business.