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Transcript of Milton Hershey
Known for his "alert & inquiring mind
Difficulties supporting family with unsuccessful dreams and business ventures
Practical, down-to-earth influence
Hard work & perseverance influenced Milton's successful values
Veronica "Fanny" Hershey
"Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising"
1882--New York City (failed)
...Hershey returned to Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Caramel Company
Hershey's 1st success!
Hershey learned to make caramels using fresh milk in Denver on a trip with his father.
Shipped all over the US & Europe employing over 1,400 people
Became one of the leading manufacturers of caramels in the US
Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857.
Dropped out of school in 1871
when he was only 14 years old!
Milton became a confectioner's apprentice when he was only 14 years old.
He remained an apprentice for 4 years in Lancaster, PA.
I've got a natural
talent for this!
After years of making caramels, Hershey decided to sell his caramel company and devote his attention to making chocolate.
He sold his company for $1 million in 1900!!!
Hershey refused to give up!!
Before selling his caramel company, Hershey became fascinated with the art of chocolate making when he attended the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago.
In 1876, Hershey attempted to start his own candy business, borrowing $150 from his aunt.
At the exposition, Hershey purchased some German machinery that would produce chocolate coatings for his caramels.
Realizing the growing demand for chocolate, Hershey decided to devote his time and efforts into mastering this recipe.
He immediately started the Hershey Chocolate Company!
For years, Hershey worked at perfecting a recipe for making milk chocolate, since it was a guarded secret by the Swiss.
Through trial and error, however, he discovered just the right formula of milk, sugar, and cocoa to
mass-produce his milk chocolate candy.
In the late 1800s, Chocolate was a luxury only for the rich.
Hershey wanted to change this, making chocolate, especially milk chocolate, available to ALL!
Hershey's product was successful because it was affordable, fresh, and very tasty!
Hershey became known as the 1st American to develop a successful formula for manufacturing milk chocolate.
& many more...
Hershey's Chocolate Factory
Located in Derry Township, PA
Close to ports & dairy farms
Employees local labor
Hershey's Chocolate World
Milton Hershey School
Hershey Trust Company
Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center
Leading North American manufacturer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery & grocery products
Markets in 70 countries worldwide
Employees 14,000 people
Net sales=$6.6 billion
The "Hershey Kiss" was introduced in 1907.
Originally, the "Kisses" were designed as little milk chocolate squares in foil, hand-wrapped by employees.
In 1921, however, machine-wrapping technology was introduced.
Through this machinery, a "plume" shaped candy was born, producing the "kiss" design that we know today.
Hershey trademarked the shape in 1924.
Other Hershey Products
Hershey Country Club
Milton Hershey is known today as one of America's wealthiest individual & successful entrepreneurs whose product is known all over the world
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