Läderach Chocolatier Suisse is opening four chocolate retail stores across the U.S. and Canada ahead of Valentine’s Day.
The stores will open in the following locations:
- Toronto – Yorkdale Shopping Centre (week of Jan. 24)
- Los Angeles area – Westfield Topanga & The Village in Canoga Park, California (week of Jan. 31)
- Boca Raton, Florida – Town Center at Boca Raton (week of Jan. 31)
- Santa Clara, California – Westfield Valley Fair (week of Feb. 7)
Each Läderach chocolate retail store offers more than 85 varieties of fresh, artisanal chocolate directly from Switzerland, including Läderach's iconic FrischSchoggi counter. It features large slabs of chocolate bark that can be hand-broken and enjoyed for gifting or everyday occasions. Additional chocolates include handcrafted pralines, truffles, chocolate popcorn, single-origin tablet bars and seasonal items.
Elias Läderach, the reigning World Chocolate Master, leads production and innovation for Läderach's chocolates. It's sustainably sourced, made from bean-to-bar in-house in Switzerland, shipped directly to its 100-plus stores worldwide.
"This Valentine's Day, and throughout the year, chocolate lovers deserve the best," said Nathanael Hausmann, president, Läderach North America. "That's why we're excited to continue to open new shops across the U.S. and Canada to provide the ultimate fresh chocolate experience. At Läderach, it's what drives us every day to ensure the highest quality of freshness and craftsmanship in our chocolates, from bean-to-bar-to-the-store."
With these four new retail stores, Läderach has opened 37 locations in North America since it started expanding west in November 2019. Additional locations are in California, Florida, Toronto, as well as Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas and the Washington, D.C. area.
On Valentine's Day in 2021, Läderach announced an asset purchase agreement to assume the leases of more than 30 Godiva locations in the U.S., which includes these four new locations. Läderach will continue its retail expansion in North America with the announcement of new store locations through March 2022.