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This article is about the chocolate manufacturer. For the ice cream company also known as Hershey’s, see Hershey Creamery Company. For other uses, see Hershey’s.
The Hershey Company
Hershey Factory.jpg
The original Hershey’s chocolate factory, 1976
Traded as
S;P 500 Component
Industry Food processing
Founded February 9, 1894; 124 years ago (as Hershey Chocolate Company)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.1
Founder Milton S. Hershey
Headquarters Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served
Key people
Michele Buck (President and CEO)2
Products List of products manufactured by The Hershey Company
Revenue Increase US$7.421 billion3 (2014)
Operating income
Increase US$1.389 billion3 (2014)
Net income
Increase US$846 million3 (2014)
Total assets Increase US$5.629 billion3 (2014)
Total equity Decrease US$1.519 billion3 (2014)
Owner Hershey Trust Company
Number of employees
14,8003 (2014)
Website www.hersheys.com/en_us/home.html
The Hershey Company, known until April 2005 as the Hershey Foods Corporation4 and commonly called Hershey’s, is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey’s Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. Hershey’s chocolate is available across the United States, due to their wide network of distribution.5 They have three mega distribution centers, with modern technology and labor management systems.6 Hershey’s products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide.78 In addition, Hershey is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. It is also associated with the Hersheypark Stadium and the Giant Center.