The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with its much-loved treats. Founded in 1946 in Alba, a picturesque town in the north of Italy, by brothers Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, the Ferrero Group is now one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies with more than 35 much-loved brands such as Kinder, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tac, sold in more than 170 countries. A family-owned business, now in its third generation, the Ferrero portfolio is growing to include even more iconic brands such as Thorntons, Fannie May, Butterfinger, and Eat Natural.
With more than 35,000 “Ferrerians” globally, the Ferrero culture is rooted in strong family values and dedication to quality, excellence and respect for the environment and the communities in which we work.
Today, Giovanni Ferrero continues to successfully lead the company in the role of Executive Chairman. Ferrero's determination to bring consumers only the very best lies at the heart of everything we do. We know that it's the details that matter to guarantee the quality of our unique products and brands.
Our dedication to quality and excellence, our heritage, our family values, and our respect for the environment and the communities in which we work: all of these are reflected in our desire to sustain and celebrate life's special moments.
Nutella is launched.
Kinder Chocolate is launched.
The rebel of the category is launched.
The Kinder division enlarges the Kinder Family.
Ferrero Rocher is launched.
In 2015, we opened the dawn of a new era for the company through two important acquisitions, Oltan (now Ferrero Findik) and Thorntons. In the following years, Ferrero continued to expand its footprint across Europe and North America through strategic acquisitions. We are constantly growing our portfolio of well-established brands that consumers love, allowing us to diversify and capitalise on exciting growth opportunities.
Acquired FULFIL Nutrition, the high-quality, vitamin and protein bar company which has direct sales in UK as well as distributing to Ireland and other European and Asian Pacific markets.
Eat Natural, UK-based maker of high-quality cereal bars, toasted muesli and granola.
Acquisition of the iconic cookie brand Keebler®, top selling on-the-go Famous Amos® cookies, the premium family cookie brand Mother’s®, and Murray® sugar-free cookies, as well as Little Brownie Bakers®, supplier of cookies to the Girl Scouts.
Acquired a controlling stake in Ice Cream Factory Comaker (ICFC).
Acquired one of the U.S.’s most iconic chocolate confectionery brands, such as Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, Raisinets, and the exclusive right to Crunch brand.
Fannie May and Ferrero, both founded on long family histories and iconic, high-quality brands, represent a strong strategic and cultural fit.
Acquired Ferrero Findik, a worldwide leading operator in the procurement, processing and marketing of hazelnuts.
For over a century, Thorntons has specialised in crafting high-quality chocolate, sweets, toffee, fudge and other confectionary.