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Hershey acquires Canadian Allan Candy Company


December 9, 2014
By Canadian Vending

Dec. 9, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – The Hershey Company has completed the
purchase of The Allan Candy Company, a manufacturer of confectionery products based in Ontario.

Dec. 9, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – The Hershey Company has completed the
purchase of The Allan Candy Company, a manufacturer of confectionery products based in Ontario.

Allan Candy, manufacturer of Allan, Big Foot, Hot Lips and Laces brands, also manufactures Easter novelty chocolate and candy canes. More than half of Allan Candy’s current
manufacturing capacity is used to make Hershey Sweets & Refreshment
products such as Jolly Rancher hard candy and Lancaster
caramels for North America.

“The addition of Allan Candy’s high-quality manufacturing capabilities
and confectionery portfolio greatly enhances our North American
business,” said Steven Schiller, senior vice-president, Global Sweets &
Refreshment, in a news release.

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In 2011, The Hershey Company acquired British Columbia-based
Brookside, which today is its sixth global brand alongside Hershey’s,
Kisses, Reese’s, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. With the purchase of
Allan, Hershey operates three confectionery manufacturing facilities in
Canada, including Allan Candy’s 170,000-square-foot facility located in
Granby, Que., which is part of the acquisition. Hershey’s operations
in Canada now employ approximately 900 employees across the country who
work in the company’s second largest sales market in the world.

“The acquisition of Allan Candy extends Hershey’s ability to serve
consumers across Canada by adding a number of iconic Canadian
confectionery brands to our portfolio,” said Rohit Grover, vice-president, Hershey Canada. “We are delighted to welcome Allan Candy to
Hershey and continue working with them to make great-tasting,
high-quality products for The Hershey Company as well as their popular
branded products.”