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The Hershey Company - Statistics & Facts

The Hershey Company - commonly called Hershey’s - is the leading manufacturer of chocolates in the United States. Focused on the production of chocolate, sweet and mints, the company was founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey in his hometown of Derry Church in Pennsylvania. Derry Church was renamed Hershey in 1906 following the growing popularity of the company’s brand products. Hershey, PA remains the company’s headquarters.

Ever since its inception, the company has grown to become one of the leading confectionery companies in the world. With annual net sales of nearly 8 billion U.S. dollars worldwide, the company is currently staffed with around 14,520 full-time employees globally in 2019.

The company’s product portfolio includes some of the most popular chocolate candy brands such as Hershey's chocolate bar or Hershey's Kisses. Its iconic brands Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Hershey's Kisses were amongst the widely consumed chocolate or candy brands in the U.S. in 2019 — overtaking Milky Way and Twix. According to a 2019 survey, approximately 31 million Americans treated themselves to one or two servings of Hershey’s Kisses in the past 30 days, approximately 10 percent of the population. Hershey’s chocolate is also a favorite among bakers, with nearly 45 million U.S. consumers choosing Hershey’s Chips as their preferred brand of baking chips.

The Hershey Company also produces non-chocolate or candy-based products like chewing gums, ice cream and milk drinks. Hershey’s is also licensed to produce Cadbury products as well as the Kit Kat bar and Rolo candies.

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