Lindt USA Introduces Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P.

New Direct Sales Program Provides Chocolate Lovers with the Opportunity to Create Their Own Premium Chocolate Business

Mar 14, 2011, 11:05 ET from Lindt & Sprungli

STRATHAM, N.H., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindt & Sprungli, the world's leading producer of premium chocolate, today announces the introduction of Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., a new direct sales program for Lindt USA.  The new venture provides chocolate lovers with the chance to become entrepreneurial, independent Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. Consultants, and to host in-home chocolate tasting parties.  In addition, the program allows Lindt to showcase and sample its wide variety of premium chocolate, including exclusive Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. specialties, to new consumers across the country.

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Not only can Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. Consultants take pride in selling the world's most premium chocolate, the program also features a compelling commission structure and enticing host rewards.  Consultants are given the tools they need to create a fun and rewarding chocolate business including training programs, expert coaching, a personal website that aids in generating successful sales results, and an invitation to the annual Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P national sales conference.  

"The Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. business venture is a great opportunity for Lindt to share our premium chocolate with an extended audience," said Thomas Linemayr, chief executive officer and president of Lindt USA.  "We are excited to provide chocolate lovers with the opportunity to indulge in an unmatched chocolate experience."

At a Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. party, Consultants introduce guests to the exceptional quality of Lindt's products in a comfortable, private setting.  Consultants and hosts choose from a variety of party formats, including wine and chocolate pairings, chocolate fondue, or dessert creation.  Each party centers on a Consultant-led "Five Senses of Chocolate" tasting, engaging guests' senses to fully experience all that premium chocolate has to offer.  

From the iconic smooth melting Lindor Truffles to expertly-crafted Excellence bars, all Lindt chocolate offerings are made with the finest ingredients and most sophisticated refinement.  In addition to these classic Lindt offerings, exclusive products are available at Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. parties.  For more information on Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., how to become a Consultant or to host a party, visit www.lindtchocolatersvp.com.  

About Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P.

Introduced in 2011, Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. is the premium chocolate direct sales program of Lindt USA.  The business provides consumers with the opportunity to become independent Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P. Consultants or to host chocolate parties, using Lindt's premium chocolate offerings.  For more information on Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., how to become a Consultant, or host a party, visit www.lindtchocolatersvp.com.  

About Lindt & Sprungli

Founded in 1845, Lindt & Sprungli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high-quality products in more than 100 countries.  Lindt & Sprungli operates eight production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs 7,400 worldwide.  Lindt USA operates more than 40 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels.  For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.

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