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Press Releases July 12, 2022

McCormick Attends Prestigious Choose France Summit 2022

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, today announced that Ana Sanchez, President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Olivier Riomet, Western Europe General Manager, attended the Choose France Summit, hosted by Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. 

The 5th edition of the Choose France Summit on Monday July 11, 2022 at the Château de Versailles brought together leaders from major international businesses, with operations in France, to meet with each other and the French government. The summit seeks to promote France’s economic attractiveness and culminated with a gala dinner, hosted by the President. 

McCormick entered the French market in 2000 with the 2.75 billion Franc acquisition of Ducros, and in its 22 years in the country has invested €150m, operating five locations and employing approximately 800 people. 

Ana Sanchez, President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa at McCormick commented: 

“It was an honour to represent McCormick at the Choose France Summit 2022 and reaffirm our commitment to the country, helping build the economy and contributing to a sustainable future. Over the past 22 years, we have invested €150m in France, increasing our workforce by more than 25 per cent. We are the market leaders in herbs, spices and seasonings, and homemade desserts thanks to the dedication of our employees. We continue to invest in our operations to ensure we are at the forefront of innovation and efficiency, providing the market leading products that our customers and consumers expect and deserve.” 

Olivier Riomet, Western Europe General Manager at McCormick commented: 

“McCormick is proud to be a key part of the French business landscape. As owners of two household brands in Ducros and Vahiné, Since 2003, we have established a partnership with herb producers in Provence to source high quality local ingredients and maintain the local sustainable production of herbs, and those relationships continue today. We have invested across our headquarters, two factories and two distribution centres over the years to ensure we are delivering sustainable growth.” 

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