As the shareholder holding the most shares, The Hershey Trust Company is the business’s owner. The Hershey Company is an investor-owned public firm that was originally known as the Hershey Foods Corporation, Hershey Chocolate Corporation, and Hershey Chocolate Company.
The William Wrigley Jr. Company, a division of Mars Incorporated, was to receive shares and a controlling interest from the Hershey Trust Company in 2002. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office intervened to halt the sale.
Milton S. Hershey created the business that makes chocolate in 1894, and he was the initial owner of The Hershey Company. The business was established in 1927.