1997 – now

Droste is independent again

On January 1, 1997, CSM sells Droste to the German firm Hosta and moves Venz to Koninklijke De Ruijter B.V. in Baarn. Droste B.V. remains in Vaassen as an independent company.

Since then, sales have risen sharply and Droste is one of the largest consumers of cocoa in the Netherlands. Over 65% of the revenue is generated abroad.

Within Hosta, Droste operates as an independent business unit and continues to expand its chocolate product range. View our ‘Product range’ for further details. Droste primarily focusses on the development and introduction of new flavors and varieties of delicious chocolate, without ever losing sight of its basic philosophy: ‘the real taste of chocolate’.