Martin/Williams in Chocolate Chase

CHICAGO Martin/Williams is among three finalists in the review for Lindt & Sprungli USA’s Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.’s $2 million account, sources said.

The Minneapolis agency is competing with Suissa Miller and WongDoody, both in Los Angeles, sources said. Shops that have been eliminated from contention include Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos in San Francisco and Clarity Coverdale Fury Advertising and Kerker, both in Minneapolis.

Pile and Co. in Boston is leading the search.

The agencies and the consultant either could not be reached or declined to comment. The client in San Leandro, Calif., did not return calls.

Ghirardelli is not currently working with an agency. Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco had been named the winner of the account following a review that concluded in September, but sources said the deal was never finalized.