Ferrero is an Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products and it is the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world. It was founded in 1946 in Alba, Piedmont, Italy, by Pietro Ferrero, who laid the groundwork for Nutella and famously added hazelnut. The company saw a period of tremendous growth and success under Pietro’s son Michele Ferrero, who in turn handed over the daily operations to his sons.

The Ferrero Group worldwide includes 38 trading companies, 18 factories, approximately 34,000 employees and its headquarters is in Luxembourg. Ferrero is a private company owned by the Ferrero family and is ranked as the most reputable company in the world.

Ferrero produces several lines of confectionery goods under various brand names, as well as Tic Tac and the chocolate-hazelnut spread, Nutella. These brands include Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello, Ferrero’s Kinder brand line of chocolate products that include Kinder Surprise, Kinder Joy, Kinder Chocolate, Kinder Country and Kinder Bueno among others.

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