The Hershey Company is a global confectionery leader known for its chocolate, sweets, mints and other snacks. Hershey has approximately 22,000 employees around the world. The company, which has more than 80 brands worldwide that drive over $7.1 billion in annual revenues, includes such brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Hershey is focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to build its competitive advantage in North America.
For 120 years, Hershey has been committed to good business by operating fairly, ethically and sustainably to make a positive impact on society. This means contributing to a better life for its employees, consumers, communities, and, ultimately, creating a bright future for children in need. This commitment is exemplified by The Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company’s founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company. The children who attend the school receive education, housing and medical care — thriving as direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company’s success.
During the past half-century, Hershey has helped family cocoa farmers and communities develop more productive agriculture practices, build educational and community resources, and improve labor practices. Today, Hershey’s initiatives to modernize cocoa farming, increase farmer incomes and improve cocoa growing communities is called Hershey’s “21st Century Cocoa Sustainability Strategy.” The strategy is a roadmap for how the Company will help improve the livelihoods of cocoa-growing families around the world and help their communities grow sustainable cocoa for the next century.
Today the company is led by President and Chief Executive Officer John Bilbrey.
U.S. Employees: 13,000
Exports to Other Countries: Yes
Michele Buck, President, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hershey Company products include brands such as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside