Michele Buck

MPW 2019. 40. Michelle Buck
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  • Title
    President and CEO
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At Hershey, Buck is facing off against increased competition and consumers who say they want healthier fare. But she’s hit her stride: The company raised prices and is working closely with retailers to entice shoppers. Sales were up nearly 4% last year, thanks in large part to two 2018 acquisitions that grew Hershey’s snacking business. Investors have approved, sending the stock to a record high in September.

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