The business that makes Lindt chocolate, Lindt & Spruengli, increased sales by 9.4{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} in the first half of the year, although this is below forecasts.

The Swiss firm believe that the growth has been achieved despite a slow and somewhat stagnant market.

With a weak cocoa harvest, raw material costs have increased and a strong Swiss franc exchange rate has pushed up the price of exports.  This has caused the firm significant challenges.

Lindt & Spruengli is the third largest chocolate producer in North America.


Source: Sky News