A family company since 1930

Ricola is one of the world’s most innovative confectionery producers. The family company exports over 60 different specialist herb products to more than 45 countries in Europe, Asia and America. All of the products are produced in Switzerland. Ricola uses the best Swiss herbs to contribute to the well-being of consumers across the world.

Portrait image of Felix Richterich next to the herbal center Felix Richterich Executive board president, Ricola Group Ltd.

At the start of the 1990s, Felix Richterich, son of Hans Peter Richterich and representative of the third generation, took over operational management. In 2012, he was named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since May 1, 2019, Felix Richterich is focusing on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors and is leading the Ricola Group AG from a strategic standpoint.

«Als Familienunternehmen sind wir in der Region stark verwurzelt. Sämtliche Ricola-Bonbons werden hier in Laufen produziert.»
Felix Richterich, Präsident des Verwaltungsrates der Ricola Group AG

Portrait image of Thomas Patrick Meier in a herb meadow Thomas Patrick Meier Chief Executive Officer

On May 1, 2019, Thomas P. Meier succeeded Felix Richterich as the CEO of Ricola.

«At Ricola, we transform naturally healthy Swiss Alpine herbs into delicious specialties that contribute to the well-being of our consumers. In every Ricola product, there is tradition as well as innovation and progress at the same time. We have the highest quality standards and combine them with sustainable thinking and action.»
Thomas Patrick Meier, Chief Executive Officer


  • The original 1930 Richterich confectionery business became a brand famous around the world. Ricola is still owned by the Richterich family.

  • Today, Ricola has over 500 employees across the globe, with 430 of them based in Switzerland.

  • In total, Ricola offers over 60 different products in more than 45 countries.

  • All Ricola specialist herb products are produced at the Laufen factory in Switzerland.

  • Seven billion delicious drops are produced by Ricola every year – which is around 35,000 a minute!

  • The Ricola Collection comprises contemporary Swiss art and promotes a number of cultural and creative artists. Furthermore, Ricola is holding architectural discussions with Herzog & de Meuron.

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