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The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products. It offers milk chocolate bars, nuggets and drops chocolates, chocolate candies, candy bars, boxed chocolates, spreads, peanut butter cups, candy bars, wafer bars, toffee bars, wafer bars, caramel soft crèmes, and chocolate chips, as well as chocolate-covered fruits, fruit juice pieces, and nuts. It also provides macadamia snack nuts, peanut caramel bars, malted milk balls, peppermint patties, high-cacao dark chocolate products, and natural and organic chocolate products. In addition, the company offers refreshment products, such as mints and chewing gum products; pantry items comprising baking products, and toppings and sundae syrups; and beverage and cooking oil products. It sells its products under approximately 80 brand names, including HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER, and ICE BREAKERS through sales representatives and food brokers primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company markets its products in approximately 70 countries in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

12,600 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/21/14
Founded in 1894

hershey co/the (HSY) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $454.2K
President of International Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $622.4K
President of North America Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $537.4K
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $543.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

hershey co/the (HSY) Key Developments

The Hershey Company Introduces New 2014 Easter Collection

The Hershey Company announced the introduction of the new 2014 Easter Collection. The new collection include: Milk Chocolate Covered Almond Eggs, Whoppers Robin Eggs Decorate Own Eggs Box and Jolly Rancher Easter Shape Lollipops. The Easter Bunny should select a centerpiece item as the main focus when creating each unique basket. Choose a festive centerpiece like a Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny with Hershey's Kisses Candy, a Reese's Peanut Butter Filled Egg 6oz or a Hershey's Milk Chocolate Easter Cross. For the final touch, surround the centerpiece with other classic favorites such as Reese's White Peanut Butter Eggs, Kit Kat Miniature Wafer Bars, or Cadbury Creme Eggs Candy. When it comes to Easter, all know the Easter Bunny enjoys a good egg hunt! He makes sure to fill plastic eggs with different treats as a special surprise for whoever finds them. Luckily, filling multiple eggs with delicious treats isn't hard when use candy from The Hershey Company! Cadbury Mini Eggs Candy, Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates, Rolo Candy in pastel foils and Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans all fit perfectly into plastic eggs and are sure to delight hunters of all ages.

A Federal Judge Rules in Favor of The Hershey Company, Mars, Incorporated, Nestle USA, Inc. in a Price-Fixing Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled on February 26, 2014, in favor of The Hershey Company, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestle USA, Inc. in a price-fixing lawsuit filed by 22 supermarket and drug store chains. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner found that there was no evidence that Hershey Co., Mars Inc., and Nestle U.S.A. colluded to boost prices on candy bars. The class-action suit, brought by chains including Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway, Giant Eagle, and Food Lion, alleged that the chocolate companies - which control 75% of the candy market - knowingly engaged in parallel price increases on single-sale candy bars. The plaintiffs charged that the candy companies in 2002, 2004, and 2007 were in possession of one another's pricing information ahead of formal price increase announcements and replicated an arrangement by their related companies in Canada to tacitly agree to 'follow in lockstep any list price increases initiated by competitors'. The ruling comes six months after a $23 million (Canadian) settlement in a price-fixing suit involving the candy makers' affiliated companies in Canada.

The Hershey Company's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Tip Off the College Basketball Postseason with Fan Edition Printed Cups

The Hershey Company's Reese's brand announced it is launching Reese's Fan Edition Printed Cups, a new line of peanut butter cups with basketball designs printed on them. This is the first time the Reese's brand will use edible printing technology for its peanut butter cups, which will be available in 10 different designs. There are 10 cup designs with imagery including jerseys, basketballs brackets and basketball terminology such as, 'Double Team', 'Nothing But Net' and 'Dual Threat'. The Fan Edition packaging will also feature the NCAA logo as well as a basketball player silhouette. Reese's printed cup technology prints white, edible ink (in words or images) directly onto the peanut butter cup and has no effect on the taste of the product. Reese's Fan Edition printed cups will be available in standard two-cup bars and will retail for $0.79. The printed cups will be available at select Target and Walgreens stores beginning in mid-February and into March throughout the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.


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