Essay The Hershey Company

2046 Words Jul 19th, 2012 9 Pages
The Hershey Chocolate Company

Table of Contents

Board of Directors 1
Introduction 2
Report 3
Financial Report Card 9
Annual Report

Board of Directors

Pamela Arway- Senior Advisor to Chairman and CEO of American Express

Robert Cavanaugh- Managing Director of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners

Charles Davis- CEO of Stone Point Capital, LLC

James Nevels- Director of Tasty Baking Company

Thomas Ridge- President and CEO of Ridge Global, LLC

David Shedlarz- Vice President of Pfizer, Inc

David West- President and CEO of The Hershey Company

Leroy Zimmerman- Senior Counsel of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, And Mellott, LLC

The Hershey Company

The Hershey
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They also employ over 12,000 people to whom most are from the surrounding area. The Hershey Company has produced such brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Ice Breakers and Hershey’s Bliss. Hershey’s is also the leading producer of dark and premium chocolates and have produced Hershey’s Special Dark and Hershey’s Extra Dark. Other than producing chocolate the Hershey Company also owns Hershey Park a chocolate themed amusement park, Hershey’s Chocolate World, the Hershey Bears hockey team, Hershey Park Stadium, and the Giant Center.
How did all of this come about you might ask? It all started in 1894 in Lancaster, PA when candy manufacturer Milton Hershey decided to produce chocolate to cover his caramels. He decided to name his enterprise the Hershey Chocolate Company. The Hershey Chocolate Company began producing milk chocolate in bars, wafers, and other shapes in the 1900s. Hershey was able to make milk chocolate, once a luxury item for the wealthy, affordable to all by mass producing which lowered the per unit cost. Due to this success Hershey decided he needed to increase his production facilities. He decided

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