“We are the eighth-largest candy company in the world and have more than 6,000 employees worldwide,” says Christian Jegen, president of Haribo of America. “Each country’s operation is owned by the same family that founded the company, but the operations run independently as their own profit center.”
The company has five factories in Germany and 10 in other parts of Europe, as well as sales offices in most European countries and the United States and Australia. Haribo of America was incorporated in the 1980s in Baltimore, and the company’s gummi candies have been a mainstay in the U.S. mass market ever since.
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