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Boxes of chocolate truffles are displayed at Lindt’s annual meeting in Kilchberg, near Zurich. Lindt’s acquisition of confectioner Russell Stover plugs it into the Midwest market in the U.S.
Boxes of chocolate truffles are displayed at Lindt’s annual meeting in Kilchberg, near Zurich. Lindt’s acquisition of confectioner Russell Stover plugs it into the Midwest market in the U.S.
(ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS)

Lindt deal’s details like a box of chocolates for shareholders

For Lindt shareholders, life is like a box of chocolates. They didn’t know they were going to get Russell Stover, the U.S. Midwest outfit whose gift box starred in Forrest Gump. They still don’t know what Lindt paid for the third-biggest U.S. candy maker. Or what it will get in terms of profitability.