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Hershey to acquire Canadian chocolate company Brookside

By - Last modified: December 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM

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Dauphin County-based The Hershey Co. today announced it has an agreement to acquire Canadian chocolate company Brookside Foods Ltd.

Hershey did not disclose the deal’s specifics. The acquisition is subject to regulatory and Brookside shareholder approval.

Brookside, a private company based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, makes chocolate-covered fruits, nuts and fruit juice pieces.

Derry Township-based Hershey trades its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HSY.

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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