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Company typeGmbH & Co. KG
FoundedDecember 12, 1920; 103 years ago (1920-12-12)
FounderHans Riegel Sr.
Key people
Hans Riegel
ProductsGummy bears, gummy candy
Revenue 1.7–2.0 billion
Number of employees
~7,000 (2018)

Haribo is a German candy company founded in 1920 by Johannes "Hans" Riegel Sr. It started in Kessenich, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The name is an acronym formed from Hans Riegel, Bonn.[1] This is the name of the founder and the place he founded the company. Haribo created the first gummy candy in 1922 in the form of little gummy bears called Gummibärchen. The current headquarters is in Grafschaft, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Haribo sponsor the Christmas lights in Pontefract.

Haribo's slogan in German is "Haribo macht Kinder froh – und Erwachsene ebenso" ("Haribo makes children happy – and adults as well").

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  1. "HARIBO history: from a backyard kitchen to a world market leader". Haribo.com. Haribo. Retrieved 20 June 2020.