[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2024] Milestones in 98 years of development of Godiva Chocolatier, a premium chocolates brand (1926)


(worldkings.org) Godiva Chocolatier is a Belgian manufacturer of premium chocolates and related products.

Founded in 1926 in Brussels, Belgium, by Joseph Draps, Godiva has become renowned for its high-quality chocolates and luxury confections.

Godiva Chocolatier offers a wide range of chocolates, including truffles, pralines, ganaches, and various chocolate-covered treats. The company has expanded its product line to include items like coffee, cocoa, biscuits, and other gourmet gifts. Godiva products are often associated with premium quality, exquisite flavors, and elegant packaging.

Over the years, Godiva has established itself as a global brand with boutiques and retail locations in many countries. The chocolates are also available for purchase online, making them accessible to customers around the world.

(Wowtimes) Godiva’sHistory and Achievements

  • 1926: Godiva was founded in Brussels, Belgium, by the Draps family, who opened their first shop in the Grand-Place.
  • 1946: The family was deeply inspired by the legend of Lady Godiva and named the company in her honor.
  • 1958: The first shop outside Belgium was opened in Paris on the Rue Saint Honoré.
  • 1966: The company's products reached the United States, where they were sold at shopping centers.
  • 1967: Campbell Soup Company bought Godiva.
  • 1968: GODIVA was appointed an official chocolatier to the Royal Court of Belgium.
  • 1972: the first Godiva shop in North America was opened on New York City's Fifth Avenue.
  • 1988: Godiva operated 56 stores in the United States.
  • 1993: The Café Godiva line of gourmet coffees was introduced.
  • 2008: Yıldız Holding bought Godiva from Campbell Soup Company
  • 2012: Godiva opened Café Godiva in London's Harrods department store, which offers Godiva's chocolate beverages, pastries, and chocolates.
  • 2016: Godiva celebrated its 90th anniversary and opened its 100th store in China.
  • 2017: the business opened its first store in Australia
  • 2018: Godiva began The Lady Godiva Program, which partnered with FEED Projects in its first year. Godiva also partners with the Earthworm Foundation to continue their commitment to ensuring the sustainability of the cocoa industry.
  • 2023: Godiva owns and operates more than 600 shops in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and is available via over 10,000 specialty retailers.

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