The Hershey Co


  • Merger Monday: M&A as Survival Strategy Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    It's been awhile since we've had a good merger Monday, and this one delivered the food industry's second biggest deal ever -- and put April on track to be the busiest month for deal-making this year.

  • Mars, Berkshire to Buy Wrigley for $23 Billion Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    M&M's candy maker Mars has teamed up with billionaire Warren Buffett to buy No. 1 chewing gum manufacturer Wm Wrigley Jr for $23 billion.

  • Who's Next After Wrigley? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    There are cheaper food companies that are just as good, Cramer says.

  • Monday Mergers: Continental (No) Wrigley (Yes) Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    European bourses are advancing again today; the FTSE, like the Dow, finally broke through to its highest levels since January; same with France's CAC 40. The Euro is down slightly, even though German consumer confidence rose to the highest since Oct '07.

  • Pops & Drops: Halliburton, American Airlines... Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Halliburton and Bank of New York Mellon popped while American Airlines and The Gap dropped.

  • Mad Mail: Cramer Gets a Laugh on 'Daily Show' Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:20 PM ET

    The problem? He was the joke. Plus, Wells Fargo, Starbucks and more.

  • Commodity Costs Taking Toll on Food Makers Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 8:39 AM ET
  • Confectioners & Florists To Love Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    The Discover Card’s Third Annual Valentine’s Day Shopping Survey reveals the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.  Here are some companies that you may love this Valentine's Day...

  • Will Hershey have a Sweet Valentine's? Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    Will Valentine's Day help Hershey?  According to the Discover Card survey 49% plan to buy their Valentine candy or chocolate, and 33% of women hope to receive chocolate for Valentine's Day.

  • Inflation: Americans Will Be Paying More To Eat Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    Inflation worries continue. If the comments from companies during the last three days is any indication, Americans will be spending significantly more for food in the near future, due to significantly higher costs for corn, soybeans, sugar, and cocoa.

  • Futures Reflecting Economic Roller Coaster Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Roller coaster for futures this morning. First the ADP report was big, anticipating job increases of 130,000 from the nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, way above expectations of 40,000, and moved futures up about 4 points.

  • Societe Generale: Did It Alone Create Monday Panic? Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Societe Generale reported a $7.1 billion trading loss due to a rogue trader making bets on stock index futures. While they were making an announcement, they also took writedowns of about $3 billion for losses in the U.S. real estate market and bond insurers.

  • Barry Callebaut Sales Rise 22%, Sees Tough Year Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 3:58 AM ET

    Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate maker, posted a forecast-beating 22 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Tuesday, but warned margins could face pressure due to high raw material prices.

  • Hershey Trust Forces Overhaul of Hershey Board Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 3:38 AM ET

    The trust that has a controlling stake in chocolate maker Hershey on Sunday forced a sweeping overhaul of the company's board amid dissatisfaction with the company's recent results.

  • Mad Mail: Cramer Tips Help Pay for Bat Mitzvah Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    Plus, don't forget a key Mad Money maxim: Bulls make money, bears make money, hogs get slaughtered. One viewer learned this the hard way.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Earnings: More To Come, But Better News? Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:23 PM ET

    I know what you're thinking...man, when is earnings season going to end? We're only through one-fourth of the S&P 500 earnings, and it seems like it's been going on...forever. It's a little bit of an illusion. The problem is that, as Nick Raich points out, the first part of earnings season

  • Hershey Profit Falls 66% as Costs Increase Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:25 AM ET
    Hershey's Chocolate Kisses

    Hershey on Thursday posted a 66 percent drop in quarterly profit, hit by higher costs for ingredients such as milk, restructuring charges and falling sales amid aggressive competition from Mars.

  • Stocks: Familiar Problems, Familiar Struggles Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    Stocks are struggling with familiar problems this morning: 1) The Yen has rallied against the dollar and other currencies, again reviving concerns about the yen carry trade unwinding; European equities are lower.

  • Hershey's Top Shareholder Sour on Performance Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:51 AM ET

    The charitable trust that controls Milton Hershey's fortune and The Hershey Co., the U.S. chocolate company he founded, said Tuesday it is not satisfied with the company's lackluster performance, and is working to improve it.

  • Hershey Promotes Operations Chief West to CEO Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 5:23 PM ET

    Hershey named a new chief executive and president on Tuesday, tapping chief operating officer David West, as the world's biggest chocolate maker continues to grapple with rising food prices.