Founded by Milton Hershey and based in Hershey, Pennsylvania, it's safe to assume that Hershey has had a huge impact on the world of chocolate. Hershey's motto is "sharing goodness," and it practices what it preaches through dozens of CSR programs, from delivering nutrition to deprived communities to supporting schoolchildren in its hometown.

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10,001+ Employees


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Major Office Locations

Hershey, PA United States


Major Brands

Chocolate and Non-Chocolate Confectionery Products • Gum and Mint Refreshment Products • Pantry Items • Toppings • Beverages • Sundae Syrups • Snack Items


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About the Company

The Hershey Company is one of the most iconic candy companies in the United States. Founded by Milton Hershey, the company came to be after a lot of hard work, trial and error, and committed passion. Milton Hershey entered the confectionary world at just 14 years old as an apprentice for Joseph Royer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After four years with the master confectioner, Milton headed to Philadelphia to begin his first candy business. Ultimately, that first attempt failed and went bankrupt. His next endeavor took him to Denver, where he learned the art of making caramels with fresh milk. This new candy skill lead to the founding the Lancaster Caramel Company in 1886. Milton stayed true to his passion for candy, and went on to finally establish the Hershey Chocolate company in 1894. Milton’s commitment to success through thick and thin lives on in...

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