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Michele Buck

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Mars is seen as one of Hershey's top competitors. Mars was founded in McLean, Virginia} in 1911. Mars is in the Food Processing industry. Compared to Hershey, Mars generates $28.6B more revenue.

Mondelez is Hershey's #2 competitor. Mondelez was founded in 1903, and its headquarters is in East Hanover, New Jersey. Mondelez competes in the Food Processing industry. Mondelez has 63,640 more employees than Hershey.

Nestle is Hershey's #3 rival. Nestle is headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, and was founded in 1866. Like Hershey, Nestle also competes in the Food Processing industry. Nestle generates 1,148% the revenue of Hershey.


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Hershey Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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Hershey's revenue is the ranked lowest among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 18B. Over the last four quarters, Hershey's revenue has grown by 34.5%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $2.3B; in Q4 2020, it was $2.2B; in Q3 2020, it was $2.2B; in Q2 2020, Hershey's revenue was $1.7B.

Hershey Acquisitions



Better For You Brand, Lily's Sweets, LLC

May 2021

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ONE Brands, LLC

Aug 2019

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ONE Brands is a food and beverage company that manufactures and distributes flavored nutritional snack bars.
Robert's American Gourmet Food, LLC

Sep 2018

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Pirate Brands is a manufacturer and retailer of snack products including puffed rice, corn sticks and cheese puffs.
Amplify Snack Brands, Inc

Dec 2017

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Amplify is a producer and distributor of protein bars, popcorns and chips.
Ripple Brand Collective, LLC

Apr 2016

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barkTHINS produces, markets and supplies snaking chocolates including almond, coconut, pumpkin seed, pretzel, peanut and blueberry chocolates.

These are all the companies that Hershey has acquired. Hershey has acquired 15 companies and its latest acquisition was Better For You Brand, Lily's Sweets, LLC in May 2021.

Hershey Funding History

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Hershey Investments







Quinn Foods is a food processing company that produces and retails microwave butter, parmesan and rosemary flavored popcorns.
Oct 27, 2020
Series D
Blue Stripes is a manufacturer and supplier of chocolate bars and truffles for hospitality and retail sectors.
Aug 18, 2019
Fulfil Nutrition is a food and beverage company that produces and distributes chocolate snack bars.
Aug 18, 2019

These are all the companies that Hershey has invested in. Hershey has invested 15 companies and its latest investment was Better For You Brand, Lily's Sweets, LLC in May 2021.

Hershey News

May 31, 2021Forbes

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth

While Hershey is a household name, did you know the birthplace of America's favorite chocolate brand ... See more »
May 26, 2021Convenience Store News

Hershey Inks Acquisition Deal to Further Its Better-for-You Snacking Strategy

Lily's low-sugar products include chocolate bars, baking chips, peanut butter cups and other confecti... See more »
May 19, 2021Central Penn Business Journal

Highmark properties in Camp Hill and Hershey earn WELL Health-Safety Rating

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health announced it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating from the Inter... See more »
May 18, 2021NYDailyNews

Reese's Stuff Your Cup experience lets you customize giant peanut butter cups at Hershey's Chocolate World

If you can't get enough of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you're in luck. Mega fans of the classic candy... See more »
May 18, 2021MarketScreener

Low-Sugar Chocolate Offerings Would Strengthen Hershey's U.S. BFY Confection Portfolio (Form 8-K)

(marketscreener.com) Low-Sugar Chocolate Offerings Would Strengthen Hershey's U.S. BFY Confection Por... See more »
May 17, 2021Convenience Store News

GPM Honors Hershey as Supplier Partner of the Year

The manufacturer is lauded for its proactive ideation, category growth recommendations and program ex... See more »
May 12, 2021ConfectioneryNews

Hershey's Chocolate World attraction reopens in time for summer

Hershey's Chocolate World attraction is welcoming back visitors this summer with exclusive offerings ... See more »

Hershey Press Releases

October 1, 2020PR Newswire

The Hershey Halloween Squad is Here to Keep the Halloween Spirit Going in 2020

HERSHEY, Pa., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween will undoubtably look different this year, so He... See more »
September 8, 2020econotimes c

Hershey basing its Halloween ad on COVID-19

Candymaker Hershey Co will come up with a COVID-19-based Halloween marketing strategy in partnership ... See more »
August 13, 2020CSRwire

Nourishing Young Minds

2019 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTBeginning in 2018, Hershey has collaborated with one of the largest provide... See more »
July 27, 2020CSRwire

Preserving Ecosystems With Sustainable Agriculture

2019 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTIn cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biod... See more »
June 25, 2020GlobeNewswire

Hershey to Release Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results on July 23, 2020

HERSHEY, Pa., June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today that i... See more »
June 16, 2020CSRwire

June Is for Pride ... and Teamwork

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ Community and allies alike. And it's a great time to celebrate The ... See more »
May 29, 2020CSRwire

Hershey Continues to Scale Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

Originally published by The Hershey CompanyAt Hershey, we are driven by our purpose of making more mo... See more »

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Hershey, Pennsylvania17033


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Hershey Summary



The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) provides chocolate, non-chocolate confectionery, mint and grocery products. Founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, it is the leading North American manufacturer of quality choco...


Hershey's Chairman & CEO, Michele Buck, currently has an approval rating of 75%. Hershey's primary competitors are Mars, Mondelez & Nestle.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hershey

  1. When was Hershey founded?

    Hershey was founded in 1894
  2. Who is Hershey's CEO?

    Hershey's CEO is Michele Buck
  3. How much revenue does Hershey generate?

    Hershey generates $8.4B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Hershey have?

    Hershey has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Hershey's headquarters?

    Hershey's headquarters is in Hershey Pennsylvania, USA
  1. How many employees does Hershey have?

    Hershey has 15,360 employees
  2. What sector does Hershey operate in?

    Hershey is in Food Processing, Baked Goods, Frozen & Prepared Foods
  3. Who are Hershey's competitors?

    Hershey's top competitors are Mars, Mondelez, Nestle
  4. Who has Hershey invested in?

    Hershey's has invested in companies such as Quinn, Blue Stripes, Fulfil Nutrition