NewYork and Bilten, Switzerland — Läderach (USA), Inc. has signed an asset purchase agreement to assume the leases for 34 Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. retail locations across the U.S. Läderach says it will announce the 34 store locations by the end of the summer.
Godiva announced in late January it would be closing or selling all 128 of its brick-and-mortar stores in North America. It plans to complete the closures and sales by the end of March.
Johannes Läderach, CEO, says: “After our successful and encouraging U.S. market entry with four stores in the North East and excellent nationwide ecommerce demand, these new stores are the perfect opportunity to share the joy of fresh chocolate from Switzerland with chocolate lovers from coast to coast.”
The company produces its products exclusively in Switzerland.