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hershey co/the-class b (HSYFB) Details

The Hershey Company manufactures, imports, markets, distributes, and sells confectionery products. The company operates through two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, sundae syrups, and beverages; snack items, including spreads; and gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums. The company offers its products primarily under the Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, Bubble Yum, and Heath brands, as well as under the Golden Monkey, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

20,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 1894

hershey co/the-class b (HSYFB) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
President of North America
Total Annual Compensation: $642.5K
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $567.2K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $491.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

hershey co/the-class b (HSYFB) Key Developments

Consumers File Suit Against Nestle, The Hershey Co. and Mars Inc

Purchasers of chocolate from Nestle, The Hershey Co. and Mars Inc. have filed three class-action lawsuits against the food companies for allegedly using child labor in the production of their best-selling chocolate candy, including Reese's Peanut Butter Cups(R), Kit Kat(R), Twix(R), MilkyWay(R), Butterfinger(R), BabyRuth(R), M&Ms(R) and many others, according to Hagens Berman. The national class-action law firm filed its California class actions, stating that the three corporations regularly import cocoa beans from suppliers who use child labor, including trafficked and forced child labor. Specifically, Hershey's, Mars and Nestle import cocoa beans from plantations in the Ivory Coast, according to the complaints. The lawsuits state that in violation of California law, Hershey's, Mars and Nestle do not disclose that their suppliers in the Ivory Coast rely on child laborers and instead continue to profit from the child labor that supplies the chocolate sold to American consumers. From 2013 to 2014 more than 1.1 million children in the Ivory Coast were engaged in the most common Worst Forms of Child Labor as recognized by the United Nations, according to the suit, up from 791,181 children from 2008 to 2009. The children subjected to the forced labor allegedly used to make Mars, Hershey's and Nestle chocolate are victims of hazardous work such as that involving dangerous tools, transport of heavy loads and exposure to toxic substances and the compulsory labor of trafficked children. The suits state that such children are trafficked from countries neighboring the Ivory Coast, sold to plantation owners by brokers and smugglers, and forced to work under conditions of physical violence without pay. According to the World Cocoa Foundation, 47% of the total U.S. imports of cocoa beans come from the Ivory Coast.

The Hershey Company Announces Availability of Ice Breakers Brand Through Amazon Dash Button

The Hershey Company has announced the availability of its Ice Breakers brand through Amazon Dash Button. Amazon Prime members now have the opportunity to purchase Dash Buttons for Ice Breakers, making re-ordering their favorite refreshment products as easy as hitting a button.

The Hershey Company Announces Expiration of Tender Offers for 8.80% Debentures Due 2021 and 7.20% Debentures Due 2027

On September 9, 2015, The Hershey Company (the Company) issued a press release announcing the expiration of its cash tender offers for up to $100 million aggregate purchase price of its $100 million outstanding 8.80% Debentures due 2021 (the 2021 Debentures) and its $250 million outstanding 7.20% Debentures due 2027 (the 2027 Debentures and, together with the 2021 Debentures, the Debentures). The Tender Offers were made pursuant to an offer to purchase dated August 11, 2015, and the related letter of transmittal dated August 11, 2015, which set the terms of the Tender Offers.


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