Hershey’s Logo – The Hershey Company, formerly Hershey Foods Corporation, commonly referred to as Hershey’s, is the manufacturer of chocolates largest United States. Its headquarters is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a town permeated with the aroma of cocoa, on some days. Founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company subsidiary of Lancaster Caramel Company. Currently Hershey’s products are sold worldwide.
Hershey is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the U.S., as well as an icon in American culture for its famous chocolate bar. The Hershey Company owns other companies and is affiliated caramel Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company that manages the Hersheypark, a chocolate theme park and entertainment, the Hershey Bears hockey team, Hersheypark Stadium, and the GIANT Center.
After finishing his studies confectionery in 1876, Milton Snavely Hershey founded his own candy shop in Philadelphia, which failed six years later. In Chicago and New York, tried again to make candy, but it did not work, so he returned to Philadelphia, where he established Lancaster Caramel Company, where fresh milk used for making candies, achieving a successful outcome. By 1884 completed the construction of a small shop adjacent to his company in Lancaster, naming Hershey Chocolate Company. In 1900 he sold his candy factory in the amount of $ 1 million (about U.S. $ 24 million in today) and began to concentrate on the manufacture of chocolate. By 1903, Hershey began construction of his new company in his hometown, Derry Church, Pennsylvania, would later be known as Hershey (Pennsylvania). Here he developed his famous milk chocolate bars, which were immediately successful and became the first product of its kind to be sold domestically, resulting in a rapid growth of the company.
As the company was successfully selling sweet chocolate products, Milton Hershey created a fortune with chocolate-based products. A new plant was built in 1896 exclusively to process the milk and to create and refine their sweet recipes for white chocolate. Three years later, in 1899, he discovered the Hershey Process.