N.B.: This evaluation refers to 2019 and one for the current year is not available.


Italy (IT)

OpenCorporation rating: 51.65 on 100

Ranking 2019: 172 on 602 companies

Primary NACE classification:
Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery (1082)

Company description

This company is engaged in the manufacture of chocolate and other confectionery products. It is considered as one of the world's largest chocolate producers, manufacturing approximately 100,000 tons of assorted products every year. The company manufactures a range of chocolate products, such as Kinder Sorpresa Eggs, a hollow egg-shaped chocolates with tiny toys inside; and Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread. Its other product series under Kinder brand include Kinder Surprise, Fiesta Ferrero, Kinder Chocolate bars, Kinder Happy Hippo, Kinder Maxi, Kinder Dalice and Kinder Bueno. The company also produces Mon Chari chocolates and Pocket Coffee espresso-filled chocolates, Giotto, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and Tic Tac breath mints. The company was founded by confectioner Pietro Ferrero in 1946. The company has opened a production facility in Brazil in 1997. The company is owned by the Ferrero family. Ferrero S.p.A. is based in Alba, Italy. It also has operations worldwide and sells its sweets in the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Ferrero supports its international sales with a global network of 29 sales and 15 production subsidiaries. Four production sites are located in Italy (Alba), France, Brazil and the United States (New Jersey).

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Latest news about ferrero - societa' per azioni

13 February 2020 - 12:00

Pane&Nutella sbarca al fast food: la Ferrero si allea con McDonald’s

Ora il classico pane e Nutella si può gustare anche al McDonald’s. La Ferrero e il colosso del fast food hanno siglato una partnership per lanciare in Italia il nuovo McCrunchy Bread con Nutella, portando così per la prima volta nella ristorazione la colazione e la merenda più amate dagli appassionati della crema da spalmare.

20 December 2019 - 12:00

Ferrero Rocher chocolates may be tainted by child labour

The hazelnuts inside millions of Ferrero Rocher chocolates sold across Europe this Christmas may have been picked by children working in farms in Turkey, according to human rights campaigners.

Ferrero, the world’s third largest chocolate company, is struggling to address concerns that multiple farms where it sources hazelnuts for its chocolate products may use child labour.

› source:  The Guardian

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