HERSHEY, Pa., June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Lily’s, the high-growth maker of low-sugar, better-for-you (BFY) confectionery products, for a purchase price of $425 million.
«Lily’s is a great addition to Hershey’s growing portfolio of better-for-you snacking brands, and we are excited to add this high-growth, leading BFY brand and to get to work with its talented and innovative team,» said Chuck Raup, President U.S. «Lily’s popular low-sugar products are a great strategic fit with our multi-pronged better-for-you snacking strategy and will perfectly complement our existing iconic Hershey’s BFY offerings.»
Lily’s mission is to offer consumers a range of great tasting, low sugar treats. Launched with four chocolate-style bars nationally in Whole Foods Market, today the expanded line of bars, baking chips and other confections can be found across the country at key retailers.
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