The Ferrero Family was the first Italian manufacturer after World War II to open production sites and offices abroad in the confectionery sector, turning the Company into a truly international Group. Following the success of the company in Italy, Michele Ferrero decided to also start producing abroad. In 1956 a large plant in Germany was inaugurated and a short time later a plant in France. It was the prelude to a rapid expansion of Ferrero in Europe, with the establishment of commercial offices and production centres in Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain. In the following decades Ferrero becomes global, with companies and plants in North and South America, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Australia; and, more recently, in Turkey, Mexico and China.
Mon Chéri is an internationally known brand name of the Italian Ferrero company for a chocolate confectionery. The name "Mon Chéri" is "My darling," in French. The Mon Chéri is a single-wrapped combination consisting of a "heart" of cherry floating in a liqueur and contained in a bittersweet chocolate housing.