Our story l Our heritage: building a business to help millions of babies and children
Our 200-year history is something we’re incredibly proud of. It’s the stories of the people who work here and the rich heritage of our brands that have made us who we are today. Throughout this series – Our story l Our heritage - we will be looking back at our incredible history and uncovering some little-known facts along the way.
So far, we’ve explored the story of Durex and the heritage of Harpic. Today, we’re turning our attention to the world of infant and child nutrition and the role RB has played – and continues to play - in the development of pioneering products.
RB’s journey into the world of infant and child nutrition started in 1905, when Edward Mead Johnson established Mead Johnson & Company. The US institution was built over decades by the Johnson family, who created products that were developed to help, heal and nurture infants and adults alike. This mission resonated with RB and in 2017, Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) was acquired and joined the RB family.
But how did Edward build a business that would go on to help millions of premature babies and children with intolerances and allergies? Well, since you ask...