News Article | December 8, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viewpost, the secure B2B network for electronic invoicing, payments and cash management, has been named an honoree of a 2017 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO. This prestigious honor is granted to a select group of organizations that have demonstrated that their security projects and initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. Viewpost is being recognized with this award for a proprietary financial crime risk analysis and detection system called Cagey. The Viewpost security, fraud and financial crimes teams hand-developed software that analyzes customers based on their risk and other exclusive markers and displays the data in a unique method, allowing the teams to more closely monitor the platform. The Cagey system produces financial crime insight mapping and reputational ranking that enables Viewpost analysts and teams to distinguish between good customers and others in an iterative fashion. Key to team success is the software’s collaborative approach and platform that unites several historically siloed disciplines into a cross-functional team that can monitor and take action from a single dashboard. "I am extremely proud of our team’s ability to conceive, design, develop and implement this very unique Financial Crime analysis engine, monitoring tool, and mind-mapping software in-house,” said Dr. Christopher Pierson, EVP, Chief Security Officer and General Counsel at Viewpost. "With increases in automation and decision intelligence, Regulatory Technology (RegTech) has become an area ripe for disruption especially where technology brings together teams to collaborate on a unified platform. This recognition from CSO is validation that our company’s entrepreneurial DNA, no matter how we apply it, is invaluable to our business.” “Security and compliance are primary elements of Viewpost's foundation, and our teams continuously strive to over deliver in that regard,” said Max Eliscu, CEO at Viewpost. “Being recognized three consecutive years in a row by a highly respected panel of judges is testament to the rigor our teams bring to B2B transactional efficiency and soundness." "The stakes have never been higher when it comes to protecting an organization's sensitive data from criminals and breach," said Joan Godchild, editor-in-chief of CSO. "Security leaders are expected to not only deliver protection, but also to drive business initiatives. Our annual CSO50 awards recognize security projects that enhance defense and also deliver ROI." Viewpost will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held May 1–3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Viewpost also congratulates the other 49 honorees on their 2017 CSO50 Award. The prestigious list of honorees from this year and previous years includes AT&T, Blackstone, BNY Mellon, Centura Health, Citi, The Clorox Company, FedEx, GoDaddy, Hershey Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MasterCard, Monsanto, Rapid7, TransUnion, USAA, and Voya Financial. Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards. CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning web site (CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com. Viewpost North America is revolutionizing the way businesses transact with each other. Viewpost built the most trusted open business network to empower businesses of all sizes with real-time cash management for anytime operating decisions. On the secure Viewpost network, companies connect and exchange electronic invoices and payments with unprecedented ease and visibility, accessing working capital on demand. Enterprise clients are using Viewpost to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve cash management, including Accenture, Florida Hospital Medical Center, Georgetown University, the Orlando Magic and Whole Foods Market. With enterprise-grade security, including ISO 27001 and SSAE16 audited certifications and the TRUSTe Privacy Seal, Viewpost is partnering with financial institutions to bring cash management tools to business customers at U.S. Bank, Bank of America and Fifth Third Bank. Viewpost innovation has been awarded Best in Show by Barlow Research, Best CISO/CSO by FireEye Cyber Defense Summit, CSO50 Award (four-time honoree) by IDG’s CSO, and Best B2B Payments Platform by Tradestreaming. Since Viewpost was opened to the public in early 2015, the total invoices presented and payments processed has reached $68.3 billion across the network. Founded in 2011, Viewpost is headquartered in the Orlando area, with additional teams in Boston, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Learn more at www.Viewpost.com, viewpost.com/blog and @Viewpost.
News Article | March 3, 2017
ANAHEIM, CA, March 03, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SmashMallow, a premium snackable marshmallow brand founded by Jon Sebastiani, will delight attendees at Natural Products Expo West through their debut at the West Coast show. This trade show appearance also marks SmashMallow's first brand-specific hire, with the addition of Stephanie McGregor as Vice President of Marketing. SmashMallow invites attendees to satisfy their sweet tooth and sample the brand's seven flavor "smash-ups" at Booth #H515 at the Anaheim Hilton trade show location. McGregor joins SmashMallow with vast experience in the start-up space. Most recently she held the Director of Marketing position at barkTHINS snacking chocolate where she led brand strategy, field marketing architecture and execution, public relations and digital strategy, and optimization and development of the brand's first integrated marketing campaign; helping to ultimately position the brand for acquisition by the Hershey Company in April 2016. Prior to joining barkTHINS, McGregor spent 10 years working to bring brands such as Red Bull, Clif bar, and vitaminwater to life, while earning her degree in Speech Rhetoric and Marketing from Metropolitan State College in Denver. She went on to hold sales and marketing roles, such as Director of Field Marketing at popchips, Director of Shopper Marketing at KRAVE Jerky and Director of PNW Sales at barkTHINS. "Stephanie brings an incredible wealth of knowledge after having helped to build some of the most exciting brands of the last decade," said Founder of Sonoma Brands, Jon Sebastiani. "She has a deeply rooted understanding of this category and we know that her expertise will continue to help elevate the brand above and beyond what people expect from a traditional marshmallow. America is discovering that SmashMallow provides a less guilty sweet snack that has clean ingredients and offers a far superior health proposition than other treats that are made with corn syrup and are high in calories. We are excited to have attendees experience SmashMallow first-hand for a sweet pick-me-up at the show." SmashMallow offers a delectable snack with unique flavor offerings including: Mint Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Churro, Strawberries & Cream, Meyer Lemon Chia Seed, Root Beer Float, Toasted Coconut Pineapple, and Espresso Bean. They are gluten-free, low in calories and made with organic and natural ingredients. Natural Products Expo West will take place March 9-11, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Hilton, which is located at 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Attendees are invited to sample SmashMallow's product line at Booth #H515. For more details on the trade show, please visit http://www.expowest.com. For more information about Sonoma Brands, please visit http://www.sonomabrands.com. For more information about SmashMallow, please visit http://www.smashmallow.com. It's a flavor smash up! Seeking to revitalize the sleepy sweets category, SmashMallow offers premium 'snackable' marshmallows that offer a blast of wow, a sprinkling of fun, and a carnival of yum on-the-go. SmashMallow is always gluten-free with nothing artificial. This is no ordinary marshmallow. This delightfully delicious brand ranges from 70-90 calories per serving, is made with 100% organic sugar and delivers a clean-label indulgence. Satisfying any sweet tooth, SmashMallow is whipped to perfection for a snacking adventure for your taste buds. For more information on SmashMallow, please visit http://www.smashmallow.com.
Wu X.,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |
Wu X.,Hershey Company |
Schauss A.G.,Meridian Life Sciences, Inc.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2012
Constant overproduction of pro-inflammatory molecules leads to chronic inflammation. Unlike acute inflammation, which is essential for healing, chronic inflammation can delay healing and, if left unchecked, contribute to a host of diseases. There is growing evidence that some dietary factors can play important roles in maintaining health and even reversing the progression of chronic diseases, with anti-inflammatory effects as important underlying mechanism. Such findings add to the body of evidence that certain dietary components, including polyphenols and other types of compounds, found in various dietary factors including fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and foods of marine origin, can play an important role in attenuating and mitigating chronic pro-inflammatory processes associated with chronic diseases. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Gu Y.,Pennsylvania State University |
Hurst W.J.,Hershey Company |
Stuart D.A.,Hershey Company |
Lambert J.D.,Pennsylvania State University
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2011
This study determined the in vitro inhibitory effects of cocoa extracts and procyanidins against pancreatic a-amylase (PA), pancreatic lipase (PL), and secreted phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and characterized the kinetics of such inhibition. Lavado, regular, and Dutch-processed cocoa extracts as well as cocoa procyanidins (degree of polymerization (DP) = 2-10) were examined. Cocoa extracts and procyanidins dose-dependently inhibited PA, PL, and PLA2. Lavado cocoa extract was the most potent inhibitor (IC 50 = 8.5-47μg/mL). An inverse correlation between log IC 50 and DP (R2 < 0.93) was observed. Kinetic analysis suggested that regular cocoa extract, the pentamer, and decamer inhibited PL activity in a mixed mode. The pentamer and decamer noncompetitively inhibited PLA2 activity, whereas regular cocoa extract inhibited PLA 2 competitively. This study demonstrates that cocoa polyphenols can inhibit digestive enzymes in vitro and may, in conjunction with a low-calorie diet, play a role in body weight management. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Miller D.,Hershey Company
Food Science and Technology | Year: 2010
The government in the UK has taken several steps in order to address the issues pertaining to the obesity that is considered to be the top nutritional concern for the country. The issue of obesity and its associated chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers are the result of poor food choices and insufficient physical activity. The schools in the US have been federally mandated to implement wellness policies and many have removed vending machines with soda and candy. The health care bill may require all foods sold through vending machines to provide some level of nutritional information that is visible outside the machine. The FDA renounced the use of nutrient-profiling health symbols and other healthy icons/indicators on the front of food packages designed to provide quick nutritional assessments for concerned consumers until the clarity and usage of such devices has been investigated. The FDA encourages the use of naturally-occurring nutrients such as nuts, dried fruits, leathers, and yogurt in the confectionery products.
Monahan K.D.,Pennsylvania State University |
Feehan R.P.,Pennsylvania State University |
Kunselman A.R.,Pennsylvania State University |
Preston A.G.,Hershey Company |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Applied Physiology | Year: 2011
An inverse relation exists between intake of flavonoid-rich foods, such as cocoa, and cardiovascular-related mortality. Favorable effects of flavonoids on the endothelium may underlie these associations. We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to test the hypothesis that acute cocoa ingestion dose dependently increases endothelium-dependent vasodilation, as measured by an increase in brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD), in healthy older adults. Measurements were obtained before (preingestion) and after (1-and 2-h postingestion) ingestion of 0 (placebo), 2, 5, 13, and 26 g of cocoa in 23 adults (63 ± 2 yr old, mean ± SE). Changes in brachial artery FMD 1-and 2-h postingestion compared with preingestion were used to determine the effects of cocoa. FMD was unchanged 1 (Δ0.3 ± 0.2%)-and 2-h (Δ0.1 ± 0.1%) after placebo (0 g cocoa). In contrast, FMD increased both 1-h postingestion (2 g cocoa Δ0.0 ± 0.2%, 5 g cocoa Δ0.8 ± 0.3%, 13 g cocoa Δ1.0 ± 0.3%, and 26 g cocoa Δ1.6 ± 0.3%: P < 0.05 compared with placebo for 5, 13, and 26 g cocoa) and 2-h postingestion (2 g cocoa Δ0.5 ± 0.3%, 5 g cocoa Δ1.0 ± 0.3%, 13 g cocoa Δ1.4 ± 0.2%, and 26 g cocoa Δ2.5 ± 0.4%: P < 0.05 compared with placebo for 5, 13, and 26 g cocoa) on the other study days. A serum marker of cocoa ingestion (total epicatechin) correlated with increased FMD 1-and 2-h postingestion (r = 0.44-0.48; both P < 0.05). Collectively, these results indicate that acute cocoa ingestion dose dependently increases brachial artery FMD in healthy older humans. These responses may help to explain associations between flavonoid intake and cardiovascular-related mortality in humans. Copyright © 2011 the American Physiological Society.
News Article | December 21, 2016
HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Michele Buck, currently the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as Hershey’s next President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2017. She will succeed John P. Bilbrey, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company. Bilbrey will continue as Non-Executive Chairman of Hershey’s Board of Directors following his retirement as President and CEO. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/cdedee5c-59a5-4396-9ea2-252063acccd8 “Michele is a proven leader who, during 11 years at Hershey and more than 25 years as an executive in the consumer packaged goods industry, has a demonstrated track record of building brands consumers love while bringing out the best in employees amid a rapidly changing business environment,” said Bilbrey. “She has consistently displayed a keen sense for how to grow our iconic brands. The unanimous vote by the board is a testament to the confidence we have in Michele as the next leader of this great company,” he said. “As the board contemplated the right strategic leader for the next great chapter in Hershey’s history, it quickly became apparent that Michele offered the right mix of outstanding vision and proven execution to continue taking our company forward,” said Pamela Arway, Chair of the Governance Committee of Hershey’s Board of Directors and chair of the board’s special committee overseeing the CEO succession process. Since joining the company in 2005, Buck has spearheaded the development and execution of many successful growth initiatives and strategic shifts at the company, most notably Hershey’s substantial growth in its core confection portfolio as it moved from a supply- to demand-driven business model. She was the architect of the company’s strategy to expand into broader snacking categories and oversaw the acquisitions of KRAVE and barkThins brands. She is a proven people leader and a champion of the Hershey culture through her ability to inspire, develop and connect with employees and customers. “Hershey is an incredibly special company with a rich 120-year history of bringing goodness to the world,” Buck said. “I am honored to be chosen as the next leader of this innovative and pioneering business. The opportunity ahead for Hershey is tremendous, and to take advantage of it will require a clear focus on meeting the evolving needs of consumers while moving quickly to stay ahead of the trends shaping our business,” she said. “I look forward to working closely with our board and the entire Hershey team to further our vision for 2017 and beyond,” continued Buck. “I also would like to thank JP for his leadership, mentorship and friendship over the last several years. It is an honor to be succeeding him as CEO and I look forward to his continued guidance as chairman of our board.” This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Because actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements when deciding whether to buy, sell or hold the company’s securities. Factors that could cause results to differ materially can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. All information in this press release is as of December 21, 2016. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations. 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 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America. At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. The photo is also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.
News Article | March 2, 2017
BrightStarr is delighted to mark 10 years of support for tennis alternative, touchtennis, by sponsoring the Unily Masters tournament which took place on the 5th February in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Surrey based enterprise IT Consultancy BrightStarr, has been supporting the growth of touchtennis since 2007 when the first pro event was played. As a grass roots initiative, BrightStarr, with its commitment to social responsibility, has helped this young sport grow from 8 players to over 10,000 and is now title sponsor for major events such as the Sky Sports featured Unily Masters in Portsmouth earlier in February. Part of the touchtennis world tour, the Masters attracts a global internet audience as well as coverage on Sky Sports ensuring exposure for the sport. The brainchild of Rashid Ahmad, touchtennis began life in the outskirts of London in 2002, offering a modified version of traditional tennis, played on a compact court with foam balls and shorter (21 inch) rackets. An attractive alternative to the mainstream game, the key to touchtennis lies not in manipulating the ball with raw power but rather with deft stroke-play and chess-like manoeuvres. BrightStarr is proud to have been able to offer support to local Surrey initiatives, helping young players get into new sports. "BrightStarr has grown from a small start-up in 2006 to a renowned digital consultancy with offices in the UK, USA and Australia, working with organisations such as the Hershey Company and Amec Foster Wheeler" said Paul Jackson, Managing Director, BrightStarr. "We are delighted to have been part of the touchtennis journey and to see the sport gain momentum, alongside BrightStarr. We look forward to supporting more local initiatives that make an impact in the years to come." To catch highlights of the Unily Master tournament, tune in on Sky Sports Mix at: Thursday 2nd March - 20:00 Friday 3rd March - 12:30 Saturday 4th March - 19:30 Thursday 9th March - 22:00 Friday 10th March - 16:00 Sunday 12th March - 9:00 Sunday 12th March - 17:00 BrightStarr is an award winning enterprise technology company that has been delivering digital collaboration solutions to the global enterprise for over 10 years. Their Unily platform offers a complete digital workplace experience for global organizations, helping to improve collaboration, internal communication and productivity. Fast, scalable and flexible, Unily's collaboration and communication capabilities enhance employees' work and help drive global engagement. To learn more about BrightStarr and Unily, please visit https://www.brightstarr.com/ | https://www.unily.com/ | Twitter @brightstarr @weareunily
News Article | February 15, 2017
Lisa M. Rodkey Honored as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication About Lisa M. Rodkey Ms. Rodkey has 20 years experience in the event planning field for the food industry. She is the Manager of Customer and Industry Affairs at the Hershey Company, which produces and distributes chocolate and related products internationally. She is responsible for planning meetings and events and overseeing more than 500 meetings annually. She provides event services for the Customer and Industry Affairs department, trade shows and customer meetings. Born November 27, 1967 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Ms. Rodkey attended college. In her spare time she enjoys shopping. For further information, contact www.thehersheycompany.com. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide highlights the professional lives of individuals from every significant field or industry including business, medicine, law, education, art, government and entertainment. Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is both an online and hard cover publication where we provide our members’ current and pertinent business information. It is also a biographical information source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms throughout the world. Our goal is to ensure that our members receive all of the networking, exposure and recognition capabilities to potentially increase their business. Annville, PA, February 15, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Lisa M. Rodkey of Annville, Pennsylvania has been honored as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the event planning field.About Lisa M. RodkeyMs. Rodkey has 20 years experience in the event planning field for the food industry. She is the Manager of Customer and Industry Affairs at the Hershey Company, which produces and distributes chocolate and related products internationally. She is responsible for planning meetings and events and overseeing more than 500 meetings annually. She provides event services for the Customer and Industry Affairs department, trade shows and customer meetings.Born November 27, 1967 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Ms. Rodkey attended college. In her spare time she enjoys shopping.For further information, contact www.thehersheycompany.com.About Strathmore’s Who’s Who WorldwideStrathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide highlights the professional lives of individuals from every significant field or industry including business, medicine, law, education, art, government and entertainment. Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is both an online and hard cover publication where we provide our members’ current and pertinent business information. It is also a biographical information source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms throughout the world. Our goal is to ensure that our members receive all of the networking, exposure and recognition capabilities to potentially increase their business. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Strathmore Worldwide
News Article | February 15, 2017
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Avery Products Corporation and The Hershey Company are happy to announce their new partnership that gives consumers the ability to personalize Hershey’s beloved products using Avery printable labels and free templates at avery.com/hershey. The customizable Valentine’s Day printables were designed specifically for a variety of Hershey brands, and are available in the complimentary Avery Design & Print program. This popular design tool makes it simple for consumers to personalize Avery labels and then print them using a desktop printer. “We are thrilled to work with Hershey to create these Valentine’s Day printables,” said Monica Robinson, Senior Product Manager for Avery Products. “Now it’s so easy to give sweet personalized Valentine treats to friends, classmates, co-workers, clients and even your special Valentine.” Avery ¾” Round Labels are perfect for customizing HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates and REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. Wrap a personalized Avery Address Label around HERSHEY'S Miniatures and HERSHEY'S Nuggets, or add special heartfelt labels to KIT KAT Bars or REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups with Avery Rectangle Labels. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy for consumers to create personalized Valentine’s Day treats for school, work and home. “Hershey is working to provide brand offerings that inspire creative moms whether they’re shopping online or in store,” said Bridget Binning, Senior Manager, Insights Driven Performance, Ecommerce and Digital for The Hershey Company. “Shopping for special occasions and gift giving are particularly popular online; they are two of the top four reasons people go online to shop. Together with Avery, we are building a personalized portfolio that can easily fit within a mom’s digital and physical shopping lifestyle.” Hershey’s brands and Avery labels are also a perfect pairing for wedding favors, party treats, gift baskets and more. With Avery professionally designed templates available for any occasion, personalizing Hershey’s chocolates is a breeze. To get more information and see the Hershey’s chocolates Valentine’s Day printables, visit avery.com/hershey. About Avery Products Corporation Avery Products Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printable labels, name badges, business cards, dividers and more, and markets products under the well-known Avery® brand. The company offers innovative solutions to make life easier, including free templates to design, customize and print projects. Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery products, visit http://www.avery.com. Avery and all other Avery brands, product names and codes are trademarks of Avery Products Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. About CCL Industries CCL Industries, a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, employs more than 20,000 people operating 156 production facilities in 35 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.cclind.com. About The Hershey Company 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 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, JOLLY RANCHER, ICE BREAKERS and BROOKSIDE. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America. At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.