Confectionery firm Hershey today announced an average wholesale
price increase of three per cent across the US, as the company
moves to improve on the disastrous profit loss posted last week for
the fourth quarter.
US-based Hershey yesterday posted a Q4 operating profit drop of 65
per cent, as high commodity costs, restructuring charges and
competitive US market conditions continue to dog the confectionery
Hershey said yesterday that third quarter margins fell a massive 13
percentage points from the same period in 2006, as a result of
tough competition in the premium chocolate market and rising milk
Chocolate giants Hershey and Barry Callebaut, have teamed up for a
landmark partnership which will see the Swiss cocoa producer
providing the raw material for Hershey's chocolate products and
expanding facilities in South America.