About Us


Richester Foods is a proudly South African owned company, which has its head office and production facilities based in Gauteng. Our address is 9 Hennopsriver Street, Sunderland Ridge, Centurion, South Africa.

With backward integration of key products (i.e. Richester manufactures 100% of its own flexible packaging as well as 100% of its own lollipop sticks) and rapid expansion into new product lines and segments, we invest heavily into research and development, our people and the latest manufacturing processes as well as in state-of-the-art equipment, to ensure we remain ahead of our competition and continually strive to excite, inspire and bring moments of joy to our customers

We at Richester Foods choose to be the industry leader, setting the standard by which all others are judged. Our brands are our most cherished assets, and our engines of growth. Innovation and passion are the main ingredients for the success of our brands. Exceptional candies are our way of life!

Our passion for pure, natural ingredients and unwavering commitment to always exceed the expectations of our customers with quality, taste and a superior SWEET EXPERIENCE ensures our customers keep coming back for more.

Efficiency in all areas of business operations and flexibility to react to market needs is essential to our success and source of minimising production costs.

The company’s main purpose is working together to create brands people love and capture the spirit of what we are trying to achieve as a business. We collaborate and work as a team to convert products into great Brands.

Our extensive range of products caters to all market segments and tastes of people in South Africa and international countries. Our product range includes:

  • A variety of chews and chewy candy
  • Toffees
  • Eclairs,
  • Hard-boiled candies,
  • 6 categories of lollipops (chewy filled, bubblegum filled, sherbet filled)
  • Bubblegum, chewing gum, ball gum,
  • Marshmallows
  • Sherbet
  • Pressed tablet candies and lollipops
  • Chewy mint candies
  • Chocolates

Our strategy is not to only launch unique products but also focus on bringing back to life some nostalgic favourites loved by our people from their childhood. We have focussed on re-launching many golden oldie products and flavours that we remember so well from our childhood.

All products are manufactured according to highest quality standards and are packaged in bright attractive packaging. We have different flavours, pack sizes and different offerings that caters for different segments of the markets. All our ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers available and our signature flavours are imported from Europe to ensure the best tasting product possible.

The Richester Group of companies is now one of the most important players in the sweet market in Africa.

Our Vision

To create moments of joy and happiness through our products of superior quality.

Our Mission

At Richester Foods we also aim to make life sweeter for everyone.

Quality by Tradition

Richester is synonymous with quality. We are 100% focused on the happiness and satisfaction of our customers and excellence of our products.

Our Core Values

Living the Richester Foods values requires vision, trust and commitment. 

The following values guide our actions and help us fulfil our mission:

  • Integrity without compromise
  • Achieving Excellence
  • Dedication to the customer
  • Care for our people
  • Environmental & Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

We understand and value the role we play in our communities, as a socially and environmentally committed organisation.

Our Community

Our company is comprised of unique individuals who make up the communities in which we live and work. We have an obligation to these communities, to help them thrive. Sharing our skills, energy and resources with those in need is beneficial for us all.


Our pledge is to work toward long-term sustainability and stewardship. We continually strive to be more innovative and creative in the ways we operate, so that we are responsible advocates for the environment and minimize our environmental impact.