Hershey Ranked a Top 10 Brand for Millennials by VoxBurner

HERSHEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has been recognized as a top company and
workplace for millennials in the Youth
100 VoxBurner Report
and 2015
Millennial Career Survey by the National Society of High School Scholars

(NSHSS). The company ranked No.4 out of 100 companies and No.1 in the
“Grocery and Snacks” category in the VoxBurner Report. Hershey also
ranked No. 20 out of the “Top 200 Preferred Companies” in 2015 by
students aged 19 to 25 across the nation.


“As a company with more than 120 years in the marketplace, we are
thrilled that our iconic brands connect with millennials,” said Michele
Buck, President North America, The Hershey Company. “Young people want
to work for companies that make the brands they love and where they are
able to make a difference and give back to the community. It’s
gratifying that Hershey has been recognized as one of these places.”

Millennials’ influence in the marketplace continues to grow both in
buying power and impact on food trends. By 2020, millennials will make
up 29 percent of consumer packaged goods spending. As the company
continues to grow and expand, Hershey believes in having employees that
reflect the demographics of its consumers. By building a collaborative
and engaging workplace for employees across geographies, the company
keeps a pulse on key trends and continues to deliver exciting products
around the world.

“We welcome eager and talented young professionals into our workplace,”
added Kevin Walling, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources
Officer, The Hershey Company. “Diversity of thought, perspectives and
experiences make for stronger teams and ideas—key ingredients for
Hershey to achieve success across the snack continuum.”

According to NPD’s Future of Eating report in 2014, millennial and Gen Z
consumers desire customized, meaningful food experiences. Young people
also seek fresh, convenient and delicious snacking options that are
increasingly replacing their meals. Recognizing this change in consumer
interests and lifestyles, Hershey is creating innovative, great-tasting
snacks that appeal to millennial consumers.

For example, Hershey’s new Brookside
Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut bars
are made with simple and
familiar ingredients: real fruit, whole roasted almonds, and signature Brookside
dark chocolate. This new product will be available in retail stores
later this year.

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a
global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world
through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Hershey has more than 22,000 employees around the world who work every
day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company, which has more
than 80 brands around the world that drive over $7.4 billion in annual
revenues, includes such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s,
Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Hershey is
focused on growing its presence in key international markets while
continuing to build its competitive advantage in North America.
Additionally, Hershey is expanding its portfolio into categories beyond
confectionery, finding new ways to bring goodness to people everywhere.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products.
For 120 years, Hershey has been committed to good business by operating
fairly, ethically and sustainably to make a positive impact on society.
This means contributing to a better life for its employees, consumers,
communities, and, ultimately, creating a bright future for children in
need. This commitment is exemplified by Milton Hershey School,
established in 1909 by the company’s founder and administered by Hershey
Trust Company. The children who attend the school receive education,
housing, and medical care — thriving as direct beneficiaries of The
Hershey Company’s success.

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT:
The Hershey Company
Laura
Renaud, 717-534-6247
lrenaud@hersheys.com

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