Hershey Facts and Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers

Hershey Facts and Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Hershey facts and statistics I was able to dig up. 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 and StatisticsPlease 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%

Hershey Facts

  • Hershey Website: www.hersheys.com
  • Year Hershey  was Founded: 1894
  • Hershey Founder: Milton Hershey
  • Hershey Headquarters: Hershey, PA
  • Hershey CEO: Michele Buck
  • Top Hershey 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

Hershey Statistics

Number of Hershey employees:


Last updated 9/29/18

Number of Hershey brands:


Last updated 9/29/18

Hershey share of the US confectionery market:


Last updated 7/15/18

Hershey share of the US chocolate market:


Last updated 7/15/18

Hershey share of the Canadian chocolate market:


Last updated 7/15/18

Hershey share of the US gum market:


Last updated 7/15/18

Hershey share of the US breath freshener mint market:


Last updated 7/15/18

Largest Hershey customer:


Last updated 9/29/18

Number of countries Hershey distributes products in:


Last updated 9/29/18

Number of Hershey manufacturing plants:


Last updated 9/29/18

Hershey net sales (annual):

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

Hershey net income (annual):