Lotte Co., Ltd. is a global conglomerate headquartered in Japan and South Korea. It was founded by Shin Kyuk-Ho in Tokyo in June 1948. He then expanded the company and brought it to his home country in South Korea and created the Lotte Confectionery in 1967.
Being a conglomerate, Lotte is currently holding 60 different businesses with 60,000 employees overall. These businesses have very diverse natures including fast food, financial services, retail, hotels, candy manufacturing, beverages, electronics, IT, publishing, entertainment, heavy chemicals, and construction.
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Major operations of Lotte are scattered in Japan and Korea and has smaller units in UK, Russia, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and the USA.
Lotte is widely known for their confectionary amongst their other businesses. They currently have various production plants in South Korea particularly in Seoul, Daejeon, Yangsan, Pyeongtaek and Siheung.
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Their lineup consists of different sweets including gums, biscuits, chocolates, and candies. Long time favorites worldwide include the gums like Juicy Fresh, Spearmint, Freshmint, and the Ghana chocolate. They are also the manufacturer of the famous anti-tooth decay gum Xylitol.
On the chocolate side, they also produce the Chic-Choc cookie and the Crunky candy bar. They also produce baked snacks like the Margaret cookie. Koala’s March cookies are also a most-loved product by Lotte.
Pepero, a stick biscuit dipped in chocolate, is also one of their famous products. Lotte also sells ice cream in different forms including cup, cone, bar, pencil, and bucket variants. These products are shipped and exported all over the globe.