The Hershey Company, commonly called Hershey's, is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. It also manufactures baked products, such as cookies, cakes, milk shake, drinks and many more, which increase it's variety of range.
With little formal education and having gone bankrupt twice before he was 30, Milton S. Hershey didn’t exactly start out as a brilliant success. But there might have been something in the water of rural Pennsylvania that gave Milton what was needed to make it big. He used his wits and instincts to become one of America’s wealthiest individuals, a successful entrepreneur and a generous philanthropist who touched countless lives.
After apprenticing with a candy maker as a teenager, Hershey was all in. Unfortunately, though, his first candy business in Philadelphia failed. Then his second candy business in New York City also failed. Finally, he got it right in Lancaster using a skill he learned from a confectioner in Denver for making caramels with fresh milk. Soon his Lancaster Caramel Company was employing 1,400 people and shipping caramels all over the U.S. and Europe.
At the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Hershey was fascinated by an exhibit of German chocolate-making machinery. He purchased two of the machines on exhibit and had them shipped to Lancaster. With additional equipment, he began producing chocolate coatings for his caramels. The growing demand for chocolate itself inspired him to retool his entire operation to manufacture a unique recipe for milk chocolate. Soon he was mass-producing what had once been a luxury reserved only for the wealthy. Now anyone could afford a delicious “Hershey bar.”