Laufen-based Ricola group, a manufacturer of herbal confectionery and throat lozenges, has posted turnover of SFr232m (US$146m) for 2001, representing a 1.1% increase year-on-year. The family-owned company was established during the 1940s, and also operates two global subsidiaries; Ricola Inc in the US and Singapore-based Ricola Asia Pacific.