Hershey’s is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America which was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894. Milton started off by opening a candy shop in Pennsylvania which was a moderate success. After six years of struggle he had to finally close it down.
He tried out selling candy in New York but that failed to materialize as well. So he came back to Pennsylvania to start a company that sold caramels that were made using fresh milk. After running it successfully for more than twenty years he sold it for $1,000,000 which was a very big amount at that time. He decided to move on to manufacturing chocolate because he believed that chocolate would have continuous demand in the future market.