The Hershey Company By Milton Hershey

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“The Hershey Company” was founded by Milton Hershey in 1909. In 1894 they decided to produce a sweet chocolate as a coating for his caramels. The company was originally located in Lancaster Pennsylvania. The company is now headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is a global confectionary leader. They are known for their chocolate, sweets, mints and other snacks.
In 1900, “Hershey” Company started making milk chocolate bars, wafers, and other shapes. He was able to lower the unit cost and produce milk chocolate bars in mass production. Chocolate was only affordable by the wealthy; However Milton Hershey made it affordable to all. One of “Hershey 's” earlier slogans was "a palatable confection and a most nourishing food.
Due to the great success of “Hershey 's” low cost and high quality milk chocolate “Hershey 's” increased his production facilities in 1905. In 1907, he was looking to expand his product line and introduced the “Hershey 's Chocolate Kisses”. The company had the “Hershey Kiss” trademarked in 1924.
Over the next two decades, “The Hershey Company” added more products to its line that included the “Mr. Goodbar, Hershey 's Syrup, Hershey 's Chocolate Chips, and the Krackel Bar”. Even through the Great Depression in the 1930 's the company was able to avoid laying off anyone and maintain a profit. The “Hershey” bar even went to war during World War II and was passed out to many of the military. They received an award for its contributions to the war

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