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Luxury chocolate brand Godiva is closing all of its stores in Canada

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Luxury chocolate brand Godiva is closing all of its stores in Canada

https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2021/0 ... es-canada/

Not just Canada, but all N.A.

"Godiva Chocolatier has announced that it will be closing all 128 of its brick-and-mortar locations across North America by the end of this March."
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meanwhile Trudeau has his head in the sand, while Canada burns
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ferkel wrote: meanwhile Trudeau has his head in the sand, while Canada burns
...and an overpriced chocolate chain closing all its B&M stores on the continent has just what to do with politics?
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ferkel wrote: meanwhile Trudeau has his head in the sand, while Canada burns
Not every business that closes has to do with the government. While covid likely have an impact, there is also a chance they were in trouble before covid and this just accelerated their demise. Relatively speaking, Canada has done a lot for small businesses when compared to some other countries.
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Lindt has them beat for sure in terms of retail traffic. Whether it's marketing or other preferences, I'm not sure.
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Lindt is way better. I'm surprised Godiva lasted this long.
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Godiva made some good chocolate but it has really went down hill over the years. You can taste the cost cutting quality. Too bad as I believe it’s a really really old company.

EugW wrote: Lindt is way better. I'm surprised Godiva lasted this long.
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Solsearchin1 wrote: Godiva made some good chocolate but it has really went down hill over the years. You can taste the cost cutting quality. Too bad as I believe it’s a really really old company.
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ALLCAPS wrote: ...and an overpriced chocolate chain closing all its B&M stores on the continent has just what to do with politics?
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I honestly wonder who buys chocolates from them and the Laura Secord stores - whenever Im at the mall I dont see anyone buying. Im a Chocolate fiend and see both brands off the shelf.
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Biscayne05 wrote: I honestly wonder who buys chocolates from them and the Laura Secord stores - whenever Im at the mall I dont see anyone buying. Im a Chocolate fiend and see both brands off the shelf.
Laura Secord gets foot traffic from ice cream. And aren’t they cheaper for chocolates? I haven’t been in a Godiva store in a very long time but I seem to remember their prices were relatively high despite sub-par chocolates.
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FWIW, Godiva was once owned by Campbell Soup (was unaware they had flogged it off to Turkish interests around a decade ago). Employees of Campbell used to be able to buy rejects at deep discount at the Camden, NJ HQ.
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Godiva is more expensive than Lindt & Laura Secord. I would say Godiva quality control is definitely declined a lot over the yrs. Now it still has the price tag, but without the quality (it started in Belgium almost 100 yrs ago)
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Ya, used to buy from them all the time but haven't in ages. Never liked Lindt and Laura Second is just ok. Sad to see them go though.
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Still will be sold through retail channels.
HP_John wrote: Godiva is more expensive than Lindt & Laura Secord. I would say Godiva quality control is definitely declined a lot over the yrs. Now it still has the price tag, but without the quality (it started in Belgium almost 100 yrs ago)
I don't think I've ever bought Godiva (but did enjoy seconds a former colleague brought over from Campbell Soup). That said, I used to buy Leonidas at Amsterdam airport a few years ago which were a little better. Even better were fresh chocolates bought from small chocolate shops in Brussels (though at a significant price).
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you may also want to add "meanwhile Trump is golfing in his Mar-a-lago, while USA burns"
ferkel wrote: meanwhile Trudeau has his head in the sand, while Canada burns
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ferkel wrote: meanwhile Trudeau has his head in the sand, while Canada burns
Did Trudeau close all their stores in the US too? That Trudeau is pretty slick, able to close all of a Belgian company's stores in the US too...

Do you give credit to Trudeau for the biggest job gains in high wage jobs in 2020 too? Lol
Over the past year, there has been a net increase of nearly 350,000 people employed in the top half of wages, making at least $27.82 an hour, CIBC Capital Markets said Tuesday in a report. And job creation is clustering near the top: Around 260,000 positions have been added in the highest wage quartile of at least $41.73 an hour.
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Meh don't care for Godiva...My favourite chocolates are the mint smoothies are from rheo thompson in Stratford, thank goodness for online ordering :)

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