“At Läderach, we’re passionately driven to create sweet moments of joy in everyday life by delivering
the ultimate chocolate experience for oneself, gifting or sharing with others,” said Nathanael
Hausmann, president, Läderach North America. “It is why we’re excited to welcome chocolate lovers to
our new boutique at South Coast Plaza and experience the joy of more than 85 varieties of high-quality
fresh chocolate directly from Switzerland through the five senses.”
“We are pleased to welcome Läderach to South Coast Plaza, just in time for the holiday season,”
said Debra Gunn Downing, Executive Director of Marketing for South Coast Plaza. “Through its
premium artisanal fresh chocolate experiences, this new boutique offers our guests a deliciously
Läderach’s commitment to expanding into brick-and-mortar retail continues to answer the call for the
ever-growing demand for premium fresh chocolate. The company started its western expansion
in November 2019 with an entry into New York City, Toronto and London. In December 2020,
Läderach opened its largest and 100th global store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. On Valentine’s
Day in 2021, Läderach announced an asset purchase agreement to assume the leases of more than 30
Godiva locations in the US from coast-to-coast, including this boutique location at South Coast Plaza.
Läderach’s boutique at South Coast Plaza is the fifth location to open in California since August 2021.
Läderach’s success and momentum to expand is only possible through the passionate drive of its
diverse 1,300 employees, from over 50 countries who represent various backgrounds, beliefs and
lifestyles. Mutual respect, diversity, inclusiveness and freedom of expression, and transparency are at
the heart of Läderach amongst its employees to make the best chocolate possible.