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1930 – 1939

The history of the traditional Swiss family company, Ricola, has its beginnings in the 1930s.



In 1930, master baker Emil Richterich founds the confectioners Richterich & Compagnie in his native town of Laufen, a rural town near Basel, Switzerland. Together with his employees, he starts developing a series of herb drop specialties that are sold around the region.

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