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Hershey Company is the largest chocolate and confectionary product manufacturer in the North America Region. The Hershey Company Headquarters is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania founded by Milton Hershey. Milton S. Hershey in the late 1800s and the company has been a huge stimulation of growth for Hershey, Derry Township.

The Hershey Company operates internationally with over 13,000 employees who contributes to the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and retailing of Hershey products.

Some popular hershey products include:

Interesting fact to note is that not all Hershey products are chocoalte based, Hershey has an extremely diverse product line and product mix that range from chocolate candy, sugar confectionery, gum & mint, snacks, pantry items, and kosher products.

Click on selected titles to find out more about each products

Financial Data Highlights

hershey financial highlight data company fair trade
As reported on Hershey's Annual Report 10-K Fillings
NOTE*** ALL DATA IN ($1,000,000) For example, 5298,67 indicates a total revenue of $ 5,298,670,000 dollars (more than $ 5 billion!)
 
  12/31/2009 12/31/2008 12/31/2007 12/31/2006
Total Revenue 5298.67 5132.77 4946.72 4944.23
Gross Profit 2053.14 1757.72 1631.57 1867.51
Selling/General/Admin Expenses 1208.67 1073.02 895.87 860.38
Unusal Expense 82.88 94.8 276.87 14.58
Operating Income 761.59 589.9 458.83 992.56
Net Income 435.99 311.4 214.15 599.06

One of Hershey Company's largest shareholder is the Hershey Trust Company (administrator of the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and also the Milton Hershey School)

Top Institutional Holders of Hershey Equity



Holder Shares % Out Total
Value Reported
Hershey Trust Company 12,809,073 7.7 $613,938,868 30-Jun-10
PRICE (T.ROWE) ASSOCIATES INC 11,746,397 7.06 $563,004,808 30-Jun-10
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 7,247,270 4.36 $347,361,651 30-Jun-10
Capital World Investors 7,138,000 4.29 $342,124,340 30-Jun-10
VANGUARD GROUP, INC. (THE) 6,310,912 3.79 $302,482,012 30-Jun-10
STATE STREET CORPORATION 5,797,379 3.48 $277,868,375 30-Jun-10
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. 4,456,958 2.68 $213,621,996 30-Jun-10
PIONEER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC. 4,448,289 2.67 $213,206,491 30-Jun-10
DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS, LP 3,986,076 2.4 $191,052,622 30-Jun-10
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation 3,036,758 1.82 $145,551,810 30-Jun-10

Industry Competitors

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Acknowledgements:
Information, photos and logos from the Hershey Company
Financial Data from Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance and Hershey 10K Reports

For more information, please visit the following sites
Hershey Company Company Profile - http://www.thehersheycompany.com/
Yahoo! Finance (NYSE: HSY) - http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=HSY
Hershey Trust Company - http://www.hersheytrust.com/#





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