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History

Tradition with a future: Ricola looks back on 80 years of company history. Read more about the Ricola success story.

1930 - 1939

1930 - 1939

In 1930, master baker Emil Richterich establishes a bakery and confectioners: Richterich & Compagnie Laufen.

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1940 - 1959

1940 - 1959

Emil Richterich creates the Swiss original herb cough drop with the soothing herb mixture.

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1960 - 1979

1960 - 1979

Richterich & Co. Laufen is shortened to the catchy name Ricola. The company also begins to export its products.

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1980 - 1999

1980 - 1999

Ricola supports the cultivation of herbs in Switzerland and launches the practical pocket size boxes for sugar-free herb drops.

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2000 – today

2000 – today

The company employs over 400 employees worldwide. Ricola products are available in more than 50 countries.

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