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Expansion beyond US and new products fuel Hershey gains

Hershey clocked a profit for the first quarter of 2011, with it citing new product launches, expansion outside the US and a 30 percent increase advertising spending as key to...

Hershey expects huge growth from international markets

US confectionery manufacturer Hershey claims its growth levels are on pace to achieve $1bn international net sales - outside of North America – by 2015.

Research suggests chocolate can deliver a bigger antioxidant payload than some so-called super fruits

Chocolate is the new super fruit, claim Hershey scientists

Cocoa powder and dark chocolate has equivalent polyphenol content and greater antioxidant and flavanol content than various super fruits, claims a new study by research scientists based at the Hershey...

Hershey aiming to develop sensory science with academia link

Research aiming to improve understanding around the sensory attributes of confectionery is the objective of new collaboration between US chocolate giant Hershey and academia.

Hershey to launch confectionery brands in UK and Europe

Hershey’s plan to start selling its confectionery in the UK and Europe forms part of the company’s wider agenda to target the region, says Euromonitor.

Hershey sues Mars over packaging similarities

The Hershey Company has sued Mars for allegedly mimicking the packaging design of its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by using a similar orange color and pack design for Dove peanut...

Hershey's cocoa sourcing held to account

Hershey lags behind its competitors when it comes to purchasing cocoa that has been certified to meet certain labour, social, and environmental standards, argues four non-governmental organisations in a highly...

Asia still focus for Hershey as Q2 income down

Second quarter income for US chocolate maker, Hershey, fell 35 per cent due to factors such as charges related to its supply chain efficiency programme and the joint venture in...

Hershey move from old factory to bring 500-600 job losses

Hershey is modernising its production facilities in a $250 to $300m investment plan that will see the company move out of a century-old chocolate factory and cut 500 to 600 jobs.

Godrej Hershey set to introduce chocolate products in India, report

Indian joint venture Godrej Hershey is reported to be introducing chocolate products into amdist strong competition from dominant players such as Cadbury and Nestlé.

International acqusitions may be on the cards, Hershey

US chocolate maker, Hershey, said it is still open to international expansion and it claims acquisitions will be made easier by the fact that the global chocolate markets are still...

Hershey will not bid for Cadbury

Kraft will not face competition from Hershey to buy UK confectionery company Cadbury, it is confirmed today. But a major Kraft shareholder has come out in opposition to this week’s...

Cadbury shares up on reports of Hershey bid

Cadbury shares rose today on the back of media report that indicated that US chocolate maker, Hershey’s could be set to make a counter-bid for the UK confectioner, already the...

Hershey launches travel confectionary range

The Travel Retail group of confectionary giant Hershey has launched a new range of travel retail exclusive products including Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets chocolates and Reese’s and Hershey's Miniatures....

Hershey confirms interest in Cadbury

Hershey has confirmed that it is “reviewing its options” regarding a possible joint bid with Ferrero for British confectioner Cadbury, following media speculation about talks yesterday.

Hershey and Ferrero could bid for Cadbury

Hershey and Ferrero are reported to be considering a joint bid for Cadbury that could put the brakes on a hostile takeover by Kraft.

Snack Size Science: Hershey’s healthy chocolate cake

FoodNavigator's Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how to make chocolate cake healthier, and boosting the nutritional profile of...

Hershey deal frees Barry Callebaut to focus on Asia customers

Barry Callebaut has sold its Van Houten Singapore consumer chocolate business to Hershey so it can concentrate on its manufacturer and gourmet customers targeting the Asian market.

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Hershey non-exec chairman resigns

Non-executive chairman Kenneth Wolfe has stood down at chocolate giant Hershey following a request from the company's controlling stockholder, the Hershey Trust.

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Hershey appoints senior VP

 US chocolate manufacturer Hershey has appointed Terence O’Day as its senior vice president of global operations.

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Hershey appoints new strategy and business SVP

 US confectionery manufacturer Hershey has named Javier Idrovo as its new senior vice president of strategy and business development.

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Hershey sues furniture firm over choc packaging

Hershey is suing a furniture company over a proposal to use a design featuring chocolate bar wrapping that looks similar to Hershey’s on its delivery trucks.

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Hershey doubles profits in 3Q

American chocolate manufacturer Hershey has announced a near doubling of profits for the third quarter ending 28th September.

News briefs: Hershey’s and Mars

Hershey’s plays down allegations of inferior ingredients, while Mars continues to reformulate to enhance the health image of products.

Wrigley takeover renews pressure on Hershey

Last month's surprise takeover of gum maker Wrigley by confectionery giant Mars has led to renewed speculation over the future of arch rival Hershey.

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