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Ferrero History & Facts

Ferrero is an Italian, family owned company, operating in 36 countries around the world. The history of the company dates back to almost a century ago.

1898Birth of Pietro Ferrero, Italy
1905Birth of Giovanni Ferrero, Italy
1925Birth of Michele Ferrero to Pietro and Piera Ferrero, Italy
1946Official opening of Ferrero company, in Alba, Italy with 50 employees
1950Michele Ferrero assumes leadership of Ferrero, following the death of his father Pietro and his uncle Giovanni
1966Ferrero opens in the UK
1982Ferrero Rocher was launched in the UK


Today, the Ferrero range includes Ferrero Collection, Raffaello by Ferrero and Ferrero Rondnoir, as well as the much loved Ferrero Rocher.

Ferrero Rocher facts

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  • The original and famous Ferrero Rocher "Ambassador's Reception" advertising still features in the top 20 ad-recall lists some 10 years after it was last aired.
  • An amazing 4.6 billion Ferrero Rocher are produced each year and sold in more than 130 countries across 5 continents.
  • The hazelnut found at the heart of every Ferrero Rocher, is specially chosen for its size to ensure the best possible flavour.
  • Ferrero Rocher was created due to the desire to make all the pleasure & enjoyment of a sophisticated chocolate speciality accessible to everyone. A unique multi-layered taste experience, individually wrapped in its unmistakable, special golden foil.

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Raffaello by Ferrero facts

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  • First created in 1990, Raffaello by Ferrero is extremely popular in Germany, where they eat around 465 million Raffaellos every year.

Ferrero Collection facts

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  • Ferrero Collection is an assortment of the classic Ferrero Rocher, the dark and alluring Ferrero Rondnoir and our delicately delicious Raffaello by Ferrero.
  • Each of our products go through over 100 quality and control checks to ensure the highest quality levels possible.

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