Monday, January 06, 2020

More Layoffs Unsweetened Kansas City Valentine's Day Ahead?!?!

More news of harsh times for another local sentimental industry . . . Read more:

Russell Stover parent company announces layoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Russell Stover's parent company announced hundreds of layoffs Monday. Swiss chocolatier Lindt bought Russell Stover Candies - which was founded in Denver in 1923 but headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri - five years ago. Lindt announced that roughly 300 sales and executive jobs are being eliminated throughout its merchandising teams that include Kansas City-based Russell Stover.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not that many affected here in KC. Sales is a very fickle line of work to be in anymore.

Anonymous said...

MAGA! Trump just keeps on winning!!

Anonymous said...

Lindt is great. Russell Stover sucks. André's is the best.

Anonymous said...

Will never forget in 1997. Russell Stover's IBM mainframe computer's operating system shut down cause the license was not renewed. They called our consulting company to "fix it". Turned out they had pirated DST's software and operating system and was using it illegally. DST didnt renew it cause they thought it was no longer used. As a resulted they settled and IBM/EDS was given a large consulting gig at Stover which I managed! $$$$$$$$

Anonymous said...

Stover, Halls, are all iconic KC companies. They do business with their wealthy pals. But all 3 companies have resisted innovation and are pretty much stuck in the 60s and 70s. They are rude, and not friendly to local suppliers. Bartlett, McNeel are up there too.

Anonymous said...

Russell Stover. The candies you need to eat over a trash can because 4 out of 5 of them taste like bile.

Anonymous said...

^^Then why do you conmtinue to eat them then fatass?!?! Jesus, people on this blog are so fucking dumb!