John P. Bilbrey, The Hershey Co.

2014 Power 50 Suppliers: No. 13 John P. Bilbrey  President and CEO The Hershey Co. Key Development: Tightened focus on iconic brands in U.S.; launched spreads segment. What’s Next: Meeting environmental responsibility goals; staying on track to hit a $10 billion net sales goal by 2017.

As president and CEO of The Hershey Co., John P. Bilbrey continues to drive the growth of some of the world’s best-known brands.

At the end of the company’s first quarter, Bilbrey reported to financial analysts that U.S. net sales had increased by 3.4%, but noted that increase fell below expectations. 

Last week, in a preliminary report, the company said it expected net sales to increase 4.5% in the second quarter.

Hershey also announced it would be raising wholesa

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