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Lindt, is a luxury Swiss chocolate and confectionery company. The origins of the company date back to 1845. David Spr ƒ ¼ngli-Schwarz and his son, Rudolf Spr ƒ ¼ngli-Ammann owned a small confectionery shop in the old town of Zurich, to which two years later a small factory was added to produce chocolate in solid form. With the retirement of Rudolf Spr ƒ ¼ngli-Ammann in 1892, the business was divided between his two sons. The younger, David Robert, received two confectionery stores that became known under the name Confiserie Spr ƒ ¼ngli. The elder brother, Johann Rudolf, received the chocolate factory. To raise the necessary finance for his expansion plans, Johann Rudolf converted in 1899 his private company into “Chocolat Spr ƒ ¼ngli AG”. In that same year, he acquired the chocolate factory of Rodolphe Lindt in Bern and the company changed its name to Aktiengesellschaft Vereinigte Berner und Z ƒ ¼rcher Chocoladefabriken Lindt Spr ƒ ¼ngli. In 1994, Lindt Spr ƒ ¼ngli acquired the Austrian chocolatier, Hofbauer, and integrated it along with its K ƒ ¼fferle brand into the company. In 1997 and 1998, respectively, the company acquired the Italian chocolatier, Caffarel and the American chocolatier, Ghirardelli, and integrated them into the company as wholly-owned subsidiaries. Since then, Lindt Spr ƒ ¼ngli has expanded the once-regional Ghirardelli to the international market.