About Lindt USA
Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. is the fastest growing company of the 23 international Lindt & Sprüngli subsidiaries and is headquartered in beautiful Stratham, New Hampshire. Just an hour north of Boston and only minutes to downtown Portsmouth, Lindt USA sits atop an 800,000 square-foot campus and has continued to expand since opening its doors in 1989. In addition to a three-story corporate office, Lindt USA is also home to a brand new R&D and Quality Assurance area, a new Sensory Lab, two climate-controlled warehouses, and a 500,000 square-foot production facility where our sustainably sourced cocoa beans are transformed into the premium chocolate the world has come to love.
It is my job to set the Company up for future success in terms of people, processes, and infrastructure. The keys to accomplishing this center around teamwork and collaboration. I feel that a group of people will always come up with better ideas than any individual could develop on his or her own. We must work as one team when we communicate and execute on new initiatives.Daniel Studer, CEO
Our Core Beliefs
Mastery - We believe our Master Chocolatiers’ standard for chocolate making, and passion for creative excellence drives superiority and differentiation.
Innovation - We believe a steady stream of fresh ideas and inspired firsts accelerates growth in all channels and reinforces Lindt leadership.
Entrepreneurship - We believe smart risk taking, informed intuition and a spirit of ownership drives respect and builds momentum needed to win.
Collaboration - We believe that integration and collaboration are the antidote to complexity and key to profitable growth.
Change - We believe that change is the lifeblood of growth, and as leaders we are committed to helping drive change to accelerate growth.
People First - We believe a distinctively supportive culture helps people thrive in today’s fast growth, competitive environment.
Happiness - We believe happiness extends to how we treat each other, our communities and our planet.
Lindt & Sprüngli has a rich history full of origination, expansion and innovation dating back to 1845. The New Hampshire-based headquarters of "Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc.," was originally founded in New York in 1925, but was moved to its current Stratham, New Hampshire location in 1989 where it has since expanded into a state of the art production plant and corporate headquarters.Read more about Lindt & Sprüngli's history
The Lindt Difference
Our brands, Lindor, EXCELLENCE, Hello, Pralines, and seasonal favorites like the Gold Bunny, are created by our Master Chocolatiers with unmatched passion for high quality. Whether you’re opening the crisp foil of an EXCELLENCE bar, or unwrapping one of our signature Lindor Truffles, there is no doubting that our product offers our consumers the highest quality, best tasting chocolate experience. It truly is chocolate beyond compare.Read more about The Lindt Difference
Commitment to Sustainability
In addition to being a global leader in the premium chocolate category, Lindt USA also takes pride in leading by example when it comes to sustainable and ethical farming practices, production methods, and consumption. Since 2008, Lindt & Sprüngli has invested more than $10 million dollars towards the traceability and verification of the cocoa bean supply chain. To formalize our commitment, the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program was created in 2008 to provide training, funding, and resources to support our farming partners across the globe. Since the Program’s inception in Ghana alone, Lindt & Sprüngli has trained more than 41,000 cocoa farmers in good agricultural, social and environmental practices to ensure the preservation of their land and communities. Additionally, more than 29 computer labs and resource centers have been built, and more than 137 clean drinking water wells have been installed. By partnering with our cocoa bean farmers directly, Lindt has been able to monitor the health and wellbeing of farm workers, and ensure that our customers and consumers continue to receive the highest-quality product possible; one of the foundational pillars of the Lindt & Sprüngli credo.Sustainability Report
Four Reasons to Love Working in the Seacoast
Whether you prefer bright city lights or serene country landscapes, Lindt USA’s centralized Seacoast location offers the best of both worlds.
Exploring the Area - Lindt USA is conveniently located in the Tri-State area, meaning you are 10 minutes to Massachusetts and 10 minutes to Maine, so no matter where you’d prefer to live, you have several cities and towns that are ideal for commuting. An hour from the office, you can also visit Portland, Maine, and its thriving seaport with unique art, food, and music scenes, or head south to Boston to shop in Copley Square, take in a Bruins game or enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in the North End. If you’re a fan of weekend road trips, Burlington, Vermont, is only three hours to our west, and New York City is just four hours to our south. Even better – there are bus and train options to all of them!
Portsmouth, NH - Known as the Jewel of the Seacoast, downtown Portsmouth is only 10 minutes from the Lindt USA campus and is home to hundreds of restaurants, boutiques, theaters and breweries. Portsmouth is also home to Prescott Park, a 3.5 acre waterfront venue that is free to the public and hosts everything from a Chowder Fest in the spring to a Chili Cook-off in the fall. Additionally, the park is most well-known for the Prescott Park Arts Festival, which has been bringing live theater, dance and music performances to the area since 1974. Click here to read about Portsmouth.
Summertime Activities - While all of the seasons are unique in New England, there is nothing like summertime in the Seacoast. With some of the most beautiful coastline in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine, there is always a new beach to walk or a new wave to surf. Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains to our north offer family-friendly camp sites, hiking, paddle boarding, and kayaking, and only minutes from the office, there are several water-front restaurants, 18-hole golf courses and live music venues. When the summer cools down and autumn sets in, be ready for some of the most beautiful foliage, apple picking and local fall festivals.
Wintertime Activities - Regardless of whether you prefer snowmobiling or snowshoeing, winter in New England has a little something for everyone. With a brand new ice skating rink in the middle of Portsmouth’s historical Strawberry Banke, you can take a lesson, free skate, or just enjoy the rink as a spectator with a cup of hot cocoa. For those seeking a faster pace, there are no shortage of ski and snowboard trails, as New England is home to more than 60 different ski lodges and resorts. For our employees’ convenience, we also offer discounted lift tickets available for purchase in our main lobby.Read more about Portsmouth
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- Lindt Signature Collection
- Lindt Classic Recipe
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