The Rivière Group has long been a passionate advocate of excellent, local food and drink, and this is reflected in their authentic French recipes.
It all began fifty years ago, when Mr Rivière’s father first opened a butcher’s shop in the market square of Castelnaudary, in the heart of the Lauragais. Michel Rivière shares this same passion for quality local ingredients, leading him to grow and develop the Maison Rivière in 1989 with a range of authentic local dishes – including the iconic Cassoulet de Castelnaudary, the standard-bearer for quality south-western cuisine. Building on their reputation for quality, the Maison Rivière brand soon expanded to become the premium brand for authentic, local French dishes in the country.
In 2001, the Rivière Group acquired Les Mets de Provence in Bollène, nestled in the heart of the Provençal countryside. Every day, this workshop cooks up a whole host of conventional and organic dishes inspired by their native Provence. From dips and ready meals to spice and herb blends, each recipe uses a selection of carefully sourced ingredients.
In 2014, the Rivière Group launched a new, innovative soft plastic tube for their condiments; this led to the creation of a whole new production unit in 2016, Céréavie. This was designed to meet growing demand for convenient packaging, and to help the Rivière Group expand and develop in France and abroad. It also led to the creation of their American subsidiary, MAISON RIVIERE USA, which is dedicated to spices and herb blends marketed under the Aroma One brand.
For more than 30 years, the Rivière Group has worked tirelessly to improve their production tools and guarantee their clients the impeccable quality they have come to expect. This commitment has earned all three production sites the international IFS label, allowing them to supply the biggest names in food distribution around the world in both their own and white-label products.
Thanks to their industrial prowess and expertise in sales, the Group can provide the ideal solution for each distribution channel (supermarkets, export, snacking, specialist stores, direct and online sales). They can even meet the needs of the most demanding sectors, from organic products to baby food.