A family company since 1930

The Ricola brand was created by confectionery business Richterich & Compagnie in 1930 based on the twin pillars of innovation and quality awareness. The family company now exports its herb specialties to more than 50 countries around the world. As a pioneer in organic herb cultivation, Ricola’s close ties with culture and architecture were established early on in the company’s history. These ties are further reinforced through the two Ricola foundations and its own art collection.

Portrait image of Felix Richterich next to the herbal center Felix Richterich Executive board president


  • A responsible employer for 500 employees around the world

  • Approximately CHF 340 million in revenue per year

  • Has been owned and managed by the Richterich family for more than three generations

  • Over 100 Swiss mountain farmers supply Ricola with 1,400 tons of fresh herbs each year

  • The most popular Ricola product in the world: the original Swiss herb drop

  • The Ricola Collection comprises contemporary Swiss art and promotes a number of cultural and creative artists

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