USA- The Hershey Company has promoted Marlene Creighton as global chief sales officer to succeed Phil Stanley.
“In her four years at Hershey, Marlene has led incremental growth with our retail partners and is spearheading our commercial strategy as part of our company’s Snacking Powerhouse vision,” said Michele Buck, The Hershey Company President and CEO.
He noted that her energy and passion for building diverse and inclusive teams, developing people and driving new capabilities are a perfect match for their growth ambition and employee experience.
Phil Stanley, who has been in this position for 26 years, will leave the business to explore his next opportunity. He had a very successful sales career at Hershey.
Buck has thanked Phil for the legacy he built at Hershey to set them up for success in the future.
Hershey’s new Chief Sales Officer has more than 20 years of CPG expertise in sales, category management, and brand management from her work with P&G, Unilever, and now Hershey.
She has established successful relationships both inside and outside the company with retail partners and community organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Club and Champion for Kids, throughout her career.
She supports mentoring and invests time in assisting coworkers’ personal and professional growth.
“As Hershey’s Chief Global Sales Officer, alongside our extremely talented sales organization, I am committed to continuing to strengthen our relationships across the business and with our retail partners,” said Marlene.
The Hershey Company produces and sells pantry essentials and confectionary goods both domestically and abroad, along with its subsidiaries.
The confectionery giant is divided into three divisions: international, North America Salty Snacks, and North America Confectionery.
The business announced in November that it will pay a total of US$1.2 billion to acquire Dot’s Pretzels LLC, the owner of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels, and Pretzels Inc., a co-manufacturer of pretzels for Dot’s and a number of other clients.
According to Hershey’s, the two companies’ combined net sales were anticipated to be around US$275 million for the fiscal year that concluded in September 2021.
Additionally, the corporation is the owner of the Pirate’s Booty and SkinnyPop brands of salty snacks.
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