Hershey Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Hershey statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Hershey Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1894
  • Headquarters: Hershey, PA
  • Founder(s): Milton Hershey
  • Current Chief Executive: Michele Buck
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: Hershey's, 5th Avenue,  Allan Candy, Almond Joy, barkTHINS, Breath Savers, Brookside, Bubble Yum, Cadbury, Dagoba, Good & Plenty, Heath, Ice Breakers, Jolly Rancher, Hershey Kisses, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Milk Duds, Mounds, Mr. Goodbar, Payday, Pirate's Booty, Popwell, Reese's, Rolo, Scharffen Berger, SkinnyPop, Skor, Sofit, Take5, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Zagnut, Zero, Whatchamacallit

What is Hershey?

The Hershey Company, 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 approximately 18,000 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 and Ice Breakers. Hershey is focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to build its competitive advantage in North America. Additionally, Hershey is poised to expand its portfolio into categories beyond confectionery, finding new ways to bring goodness to people everywhere. (source)

Hershey Employee Count

Number of Hershey employees:

180,000

Last updated 9/29/18


Hershey Revenue Totals

Hershey net sales (annual):


Percentage of Hershey net sales that come from outside the US:


Hershey net income (annual):


Hershey Statistics

Number of Hershey brands:

80

Last updated 9/29/18


Hershey share of the US confectionery market:

30.3%

Last updated 7/15/18


Hershey share of the US chocolate market:

43.5%

Last updated 7/15/18


Hershey share of the Canadian chocolate market:

16.7%

Last updated 7/15/18


Hershey share of the US gum market:

9.8%

Last updated 7/15/18


Hershey share of the US breath freshener mint market:

37.8%

Last updated 7/15/18


Largest Hershey customer:

Walmart

Last updated 9/29/18


Number of countries Hershey distributes products in:

70

Last updated 9/29/18


Number of Hershey manufacturing plants:

11

Last updated 9/29/18


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Hershey stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.