This excerpt taken from the HSY 10-K filed Feb 19, 2010.
In May 2009, the FASB issued a new standard effective for both interim and annual financial statements ending after June 15, 2009. It establishes general standards of accounting for and disclosure of events that occur after the balance sheet date but before financial statements are issued or are available to be issued.
We adopted this new standard as of July 5, 2009 and have evaluated all subsequent events through the date and time our financial statements were issued. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our financial accounting or reporting. No subsequent events occurred during this reporting period that require recognition or disclosure in this filing.
This excerpt taken from the HSY 10-K filed Feb 23, 2007.
In January 2007, our Company and Lotte Confectionery Co., LTD., Koreas leading confectionery and ice cream manufacturer, announced a manufacturing joint venture in China that will produce Hershey and Lotte products for the market in China. The manufacturing agreement is part of a strategic alliance that enables the companies to explore opportunities for marketing and distribution of products in Asia and the United States. The manufacturing facility, located in Jinshan, near Shanghai, will make a variety of Hersheys, Hersheys Kisses and Reeses products and is expected to be in operation by June 2007, with products available in retail locations in China by August 2007. As part of the agreement, we will provide Lotte with expertise and distribution capabilities in the United States and will help test and distribute Lottes Xylitol gum and a variety of other refreshment products.
In February 2007, our Board of Directors approved a comprehensive, three-year supply chain transformation program. We expect to complete this program by December 31, 2009. When completed, this program will greatly enhance our manufacturing, sourcing and customer service capabilities, and will generate significant resources to invest in our growth initiatives. These initiatives include accelerated marketplace momentum within our core U.S. business, creation of innovative new product platforms to meet consumer and customer needs, and disciplined global expansion.
Under the program, which we will implement in stages over the next three years, we will:
The result of our transformation program will be a flexible, global supply chain capable of delivering our iconic brands, in a wide range of affordable items and assortments, across retail channels in our priority markets. We will source finished products from fewer facilities, each one a center of excellence specializing in our proprietary product technologies. Increased access to borderless sourcing will further leverage our manufacturing scale within a lower overall cost structure.
We have developed a phased, three-year plan to ensure smooth implementation and to maintain product quality and customer service. The program will result in a total net reduction of approximately 1,500 positions across our supply chain over the next three years. When completed, manufacturing of approximately 80 percent of our production volume will take place in the U.S. and Canada.
We estimate that the program will incur pre-tax charges and non-recurring project implementation costs of $525 million to $575 million over the next three years. This estimate includes $275 million to $300 million in asset write-offs, $200 million to $225 million in employment-related costs, including the impact of curtailment charges associated with our pension and other post-retirement benefit plans, and approximately $50 million in project implementation costs. We will incur these charges primarily in 2007 and 2008, with approximately $300 million expected to be charged in 2007. We estimate the cash portion of the total charge to be $275 million to $300 million.
This initiative also includes gross capital investments of $300 million to $310 million. Capital investments over the implementation period are expected to be approximately $200 million more than previous expectations of $190 million to $200 million per year, resulting in total capital expenditures of $250 million to $300 million in 2007 and $225 million to $250 million in 2008 and 2009. Following completion of this initiative, we expect annual capital investments of approximately $140 million to $160 million.
As a result of the program, we estimate that our gross margin should improve significantly, with on-going annual savings of approximately $170 million to $190 million generated by 2010. We will invest a portion of these savings in our strategic growth initiatives, in such areas as core brand growth, new product innovation, selling and go-to-market capabilities, and disciplined global expansion. The amount and timing of this investment will be contingent upon market conditions and the pace of our innovation and global expansion.
This excerpt taken from the HSY 10-Q filed Aug 9, 2005.
In July 2005, the Company announced that in connection with its program to advance its value-enhancing strategy it will record a pre-tax charge of approximately $140 million to $150 million, or $.41 to $.44 per share-diluted. Of the total pre-tax charge, approximately $80 million will be incurred in connection with a voluntary workforce reduction program, approximately $41 million will be incurred in connection with facility rationalization, including the closure of the Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) plant, and approximately $24 million will be incurred in connection with streamlining and restructuring the Companys international operations, including the Canadian voluntary workforce reduction program. The Company projects that approximately $85 million to $95 million of the total pre-tax charge will involve future cash expenditures. It is expected that approximately 80 percent of the total charge will be recorded during the remainder of 2005 (primarily in the third quarter), and the final 20 percent will be recorded in the first half of 2006.
The Company projects that the program will be fully completed by December 31, 2006. The program is expected to generate ongoing annual savings of approximately $45 million to $50 million when fully implemented. The savings will be reinvested in activities which will further the growth of the business in the total domestic snack market, including both confectionery and snack products, and in selected global markets, improve cash flows and enhance shareholder returns.
Also in July, the Company announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Inc., one of the fastest-growing premium dark chocolate companies in the United States. Based in Berkeley, California, Scharffen Berger is known for its high-cacao content, signature dark chocolate bars and baking products sold online and in a broad range of outlets, including specialty retailers, natural food stores and gourmet centers across the country. Scharffen Berger also owns and operates three specialty stores located in New York City, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2005 and is subject to the customary closing conditions.
In August 2005, the Companys Board of Directors approved the issuance of $250 million of Notes due 2015 under the Form S-3 Registration Statement which was declared effective in August 1997. Also in August 2005, the Companys Board of Directors approved the filing of another Form S-3 Registration Statement under which it could offer, on a delayed or continuous basis, up to $750 million of additional debt securities. Proceeds from debt issuance and any offering of the $750 million of debt securities available under the shelf registration may be used for general corporate requirements which include reducing existing commercial paper borrowings, financing capital additions, and funding future business acquisitions and working capital requirements.