Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site


Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns


Godiva Chocolate Closing All US Stores

Godiva chocolates
Godiva chocolates Photo Credit: By Kreecher - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Godiva Chocolate is closing all of its North American stores.

The mass closure will affect 128 stores in the United States and Canada.

Outposts in Europe, the Middle East, and China will remain open.

Godiva will stay open through Valentine’s Day, but closures will be completed by March, according to CNN and other media sources.

The news comes as a new Godiva CEO steps in, Nurtac Ziyal Afridi, who was appointed in mid-December 2020. Godiva said, in a press release, that its business has been shifting from in-store purchases to online orders through its own and partner websites.

The nearly 100-year-old chocolatier will still have chocolate on the shelves of retailers, just not in its own shop. Godiva is sold at Target, CVS, and Costco, for example. 

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.