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Number of FTE of the Hershey Company 2008-2019

The Hershey Company employed 14,520 full-time workers in 2019, down from 20,800 full-time employees in 2014.

History of the Hershey Company

The Hershey Company was founded in the late 19th century in Pennsylvania by Milton S. Hershey. Since then, the Hershey Company has created several iconic and beloved brands such as the classic milk chocolate bar with brown and silver packaging, Hershey’s Kisses and all of its various spinoffs, and the milk chocolate with almonds bar. As of 2017, Hershey’s was the second leading chocolate candy brand in the United States.

Key Figures of the Hershey Company

The Hershey Company had net sales amounting to about 7.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Hershey sales have been steadily increasing over the last decade, though it experienced the highest level of growth in 2012, when sales increased 9.3 percent compared to the previous year. However, growth has slowed considerably in more recent years.

Number of full-time employees (FTE) of the Hershey Company worldwide from 2008 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2019 were taken from previous editions of the report.

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