Fourth-grade students from Hershey, Pa. virtually attended class with students from Ghana on Monday in The Hershey Story museum's Chocolate Lab. The class, which taught the students how cocoa beans from Ghana become chocolate bars in Pennsylvania, is part of a virtual classroom initiative Hershey began in October. "When I learned ... we could do something like this at low cost, I thought it would be a great way to bring the Milton Hershey School together with kids in Ghana," said Andy McCormick, the company's vice president of public affairs.
Hershey Co. has received government approval for county building code variances needed to expand its Eastern Distribution center in North Londonderry Township, Pa. The variances are related to smoke vents, emergency access and separate-sex toilets for the expansion, aimed at increasing regional capacity.
ChoCo'a Boutique in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is reopening behind the Mall of the Emirates. It also is launching a new collection of dark chocolates, Java Single Origin Chocolates, in several flavors.