Who Owns the Hershey Chocolate Company Now?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 4:52:03 PM ET
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The Hershey Trust Company is the shareholder with the greatest number of shares, making it the owner of the company. The Hershey Company, formerly known as the Hershey Foods Corporation, Hershey Chocolate Corporation and Hershey Chocolate Company, is an investor-owned public corporation.