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April 28, 2008

US: Hershey announces retirement

US confectioner Hershey has announced that John Long, vice president, corporate social responsibility, will retire on Wednesday (30 April) after over 22 years with the company.

US confectioner Hershey has announced that John Long, vice president, corporate social responsibility, will retire on Wednesday (30 April) after over 22 years with the company.

Long will continue his work with Hershey as a consultant, continuing to “lead the company’s efforts in cocoa sustainability and responsible cocoa growing”.

“John has played a leading role in Hershey’s efforts to make a positive difference,” said David West, president and CEO. “I’m very pleased that Hershey will continue to draw on John’s expertise in responsible cocoa growing.”

Long joined Hershey 1986 as director, public relations, before becoming director, consumer and public relations, in 1989. In 2005 he was named vice president, corporate affairs and then vice president, corporate social responsibility, in 2007.

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