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Hershey to Close Original Factory

Chocolatier says it must cut 500 workers to stay competitive

(Newser) - Hershey, Penn., is about to lose its eponymous chocolate factory. It’s not going far—the company is building a new factory just outside of town—but the closure still represents the end of an era, and will result in the loss of close to half the current factory’s... More »

Globalization Has a Hard Chocolate Shell

Hershey to shutter Calif. operation, cut thousands of jobs

(Newser) - In a "global supply-chain transformation," Hershey will slash its domestic workforce and build a plant in Mexico. The chocolate giant projects savings of tens of millions of dollars a year, but the numbers don't mean much in Oakdale, Calif., where 575 employees will be our of their jobs... More »

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