Global net sales of the Hershey Company 2006-2019

The global net sales of the Hershey Company amounted to about 7.99 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and founded by Milton Hershey in 1894, the company is one of the largest manufacturers of chocolate in North America. Hershey also manufactures baked product, including cookies and cakes, and milk shakes and drinks.

How does Hershey compare to other chocolate manufacturers?

One of Hershey’s biggest competitors Lindt & Sprüngli, a Swiss chocolate manufacturer founded in 1845. The company also owns brands such as Ghirardelli, Russel Stover, and Whitman’s. Lindt had total sales amounting to about 4.31 billion CHF worldwide. Nestlé generated sales of approximately 6 billion CHF from its chocolate segment. In the United States, the Hershey Company had a 43.8 and 38.2 percent share in the chocolate and mint markets, respectively. In 2017, the company has spent a total of 448.77 million U.S. dollars on advertising in the United States, whereas Nestlé spent nearly 2.13 billion U.S. dollars that year.

Net sales of the Hershey Company worldwide from 2006 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Data prior to 2015 were taken from a previous edition of the publication.

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