Gifting my favorite lady poses challenges, even for a candy editor.
May 8, 2013
Mom's been especially amazing this past year, as I’ve endured some health issues over the last few months. Always willing to make the two-hour drive to see me on a moment’s notice, no questions asked. When she arrives, my mom even claims she actually enjoys doing my laundry, washing my dishes, and vacuuming.Read More
U.S. chocolate leader looks to increase brand’s reach nationally, globally.
April 26, 2013
Effective May 13, The Hershey Co. global leadership team will look slightly different. By mostly promoting key executives from within, the multinational chocolate and sweets manufacturer looks to further enhance its ability to execute its business strategy, accelerate international growth as well as develop and broaden leadership talent.Read More
Once-critical coalition welcomes chocolate manufacturer’s cocoa sustainability program.
March 27, 2013
An advocacy group that has long attacked alleged issues in Hershey’s cocoa supply chain finally seems to be pleased with the chocolate maker.Read More
Company looks to work with industry to meet growing demand.
March 21, 2013
It’s not hard to figure out that if Mars, Nestlé, Mondelez and Ferrero and Hershey all are planning to use 100 percent sustainable cocoa by 2020, then the world is going to need more sustainable cocoa.Read More
Increased sales in the hard candy category allows industry to expand and specialize.
March 20, 2013
With summer only a few months away, nostalgic foods and drinks immediately come to mind. Refreshing cola cools you down, tangy lemonade calms the mind after a long day and watermelon with a punch of sweetness energizes you throughout the long afternoons.Read More
Jacobs to help company launch all-natural chocolate line
January 16, 2013
Andrew Jacobs, a former executive at the Hershey Co., has joined the ownership group of Wolfgang Candy Co. In addition to becoming an equity owner, he will also serve as president of the company.Read More
Recent efforts suggest it’s no longer playing catchup to others.
January 9, 2013
Hershey may have been the last major chocolate makers to join the list of companies planning to use 100% sustainable cocoa by 2020 — following Mars, Nestle, Mondelez and Ferrero — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t taking the goal seriously.Read More
NCA, Hershey aid recovery efforts.
November 14, 2012
It’s been about two-and-a-half weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, and the confectionery industry is doing it’s part to help recovery efforts.Read More
Hint: It’s about so much more than "Likes."
November 7, 2012
It turns out that candy companies really "like" Facebook. Or at least there’s where a majority of them have focused their social media efforts.Read More
Shareholder group sues Hershey over human trafficking, slave labor allegations
November 7, 2012
Despite rigorous efforts to improve sustainability efforts, Hershey again is facing criticism for alleged child labor violations by cocoa suppliers. Read More