Haribo Expands with a New Store at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Haribo, the renowned global sweets manufacturer, is set to delight customers with the opening of its 10th UK store. Located in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, the new establishment is timed perfectly for the Halloween season, allowing shoppers to indulge in both classic Haribo favourites and exclusive seasonal treats.

This expansion signifies the brand’s continued commitment to the UK market and their vision of bringing childlike happiness to customers of all ages. Haribo’s stores have become a haven for both the young and the young-at-heart, with features like the Pick’n’Mix station, where customers can curate their unique assortment of treats.


The store’s opening in Portsmouth isn’t just a treat for candy lovers; it also represents a positive economic impact. As part of their ambitious plan, Haribo aims to strengthen its retail presence across the UK, a move which will undoubtedly lead to job creation in local areas and provide exclusive products to a broader audience.

Beyond Portsmouth, Haribo maintains a significant presence in eight other UK locations. Outlets can be found in prominent areas such as Braintree Village in Essex, Clarks Village in Somerset, and at various McArthur Glen Designer Outlets in regions like York, Cheshire, and the East Midlands. Additionally, their Pontefract, Yorkshire headquarters also houses a store — a testament to the company’s deep-rooted history and innovation in candy-making for over five decades.

A Brief History of Haribo

Founded in 1920 by Hans Riegel in Bonn, Germany, Haribo stands as an acronym derived from the founder’s name and the city of its origin (“Hans Riegel Bonn”). The brand has come a long way from its first product, the gummy bear, which took the world by storm. With its success, Haribo expanded its range, introducing a plethora of sweets that have since become household names, such as Starmix and Giant Strawbs.

Haribo’s commitment to quality, innovation, and the sheer joy of their products led to global expansion. Today, the company operates in multiple countries, but despite its large scale, it remains a family-owned business. This balance between global reach and family values ensures that Haribo retains its unique charm and continues to produce sweets loved by many.

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