The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide. It offers chocolate and sugar confectionery products, including milk chocolate bars, chocolates, candies, candy bars, wafer bars, peanut butter cups, peanut caramel bars, boxed chocolates, malted milk balls, peppermint pattie, and toffee bars. The company also provides high-cacao dark chocolate products, such as chocolate bars, tasting squares, and home baking products; and natural and organic chocolate products consisting of chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, and baking products. In addition, it offers snack products comprising snack bars and macadamia snack nuts; and a line of refreshment products, such as mints, chewing gum, and bubble gum, as well as pantry items consisting of baking products, toppings, sundae syrups, and hot cocoa mix. Further, the company provides chocolate-covered raisins, peanuts, and almonds; beverage products; and cooking oil products. It sells its products through sales representatives and food brokers, primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.