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Hershey, Mars and Nestlé to face $727m chocolate ‘price fix’ case

Hershey, Mars and Nestlé may be liable for $727m in damages for alleged conspiracy to raise chocolate prices in the US between 2002 and 2007.

Hershey backs industry-wide sustainability standards

The Hershey Company has joined the advisory council of a new non-profit organization – the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) - that aims to develop industry-wide standards on sustainability.

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Hershey joins Abidjan sustainable cocoa pledge

The Hershey Company has joined other major chocolate manufacturers in signing a new cocoa pledge to give Ivorian farmers a fair deal and ensure a sustainable supply.

Hershey antioxidant labeling claims under spotlight in US court

Hershey is to face a lawsuit over antioxidant labeling claims made on its Special Dark Cocoa and Special Dark Kisses.

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Hershey packer ordered to back-pay foreign student laborers

The US Labor Department has recovered back wages for overworked and underpaid student laborers from a company that packaged Hershey chocolates.

Hershey sued over alleged child labor abuses

The Hershey Company faces a lawsuit from a shareholder that claims it uses cocoa produced through unlawful child labor in West Africa.

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Hershey backs improved US international relations ahead of global push

The Hershey Company has been lobbying for improved foreign market access for US companies as it concentrates on growing its business internationally.

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Hurricane Sandy forces Mondelez and Hershey closures

Mondelez International and Hershey have been forced to close facilities due to Hurricane Sandy.

Hershey eyes China for new Asia plant

China tops the list of countries for Hershey’s new manufacturing facility in Asia, according to the company’s CEO.

Hershey Q3 profit falls 10%

The Hershey Company has reported a profit drop in its third quarter (Q3) results after tax rate rises, commodity costs and charges related to supply chain efficiencies hit the company’s...

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Hershey added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Hershey has been selected for the first time to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for its corporate social responsibility efforts.

Flowers Foods and Hershey extend cake collaboration

Flowers Foods and The Hershey Company have launched a new cake range under their licensed-product collaboration.

Sustainable cocoa

Hershey outlines details of cocoa child labor pledge

The Hershey Company has told this site that it plans to work with multiple organizations to meet its recent pledge to use only certified cocoa by 2020, and will communicate...

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Hershey stuns critics with commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020

The Hershey Company has surprised its critics after announcing plans to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020.

Mars and Hershey: beneficiaries of US Halloween candy glut, says analyst

US Halloween candy spending is projected to rise this year and the major players Mars and Hershey will be raking in the profits with seasonal variants of popular brands, according...

Hershey opens doors at the ‘world’s most technologically advanced’ choc factory

Hershey has officially opened its expanded chocolate factory in West Hershey, PA, unveiling “technology never before used in the manufacture of confectionery”.

Hershey sets up Indian subsidiary after ending Godrej joint venture

The Hershey Company has agreed a deal to buy Godrej Industries 49% stake in the two companies’ Indian joint venture and has announced plans to set up its own subsidiary:...

Independents call on Hershey to address child labour

US candy brand Hershey’s faces a fresh campaign demanding that it should embrace fair trade principles and reject the use of child labour.

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Hershey-funded school performs U-turn on HIV pupil admission

A school funded by the Hershey Company has backtracked on its decision to refuse admission to a 13-year-old boy over his HIV-positive status.

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Hershey hits Tesco store shelves in UK

Products from US chocolate giant Hershey will be a fixture on Tesco store shelves in the UK as the supermarket launches dedicated US sweet and snacks bays.

Hershey’s apologises after rusty razor blade found in Jolly Rancher candy

Confectionery giant Hershey’s has been forced to issue an apology in the US, after a consumer reported finding a rusty razor blade in a bag of Jolly Rancher candy.

Hershey: Tentative on innovation?

Hershey’s CEO has said that pacing is important in innovation and while efforts have been “far more disciplined” than in the past, it is still committed to new product development (NPD)....

Hershey sales rise 7% in Q2 on strong US candy marketplace

The Hershey Company has posted improved sales and profits in its second quarter (Q2) results driven by a robust US candy, mint and gum market.

Hershey plans new Asia manufacturing facility as it sets vision for international expansion

US-based confectioner Hershey has announced plans to open a new factory in Asia as it embarks on a ‘five core brands’ strategy to realise potential in selected emerging markets.

Hershey to up Mexican cocoa sourcing as programme launched to boost supply

Hershey plans to increase the amount of cocoa it sources from Mexico by initiating a $2.8m crop growing programme in partnership with Ecom Cocoa that it says will boost yields...

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