The Hershey Company selects Accenture to support growth plans and accelerate speed of innovation


Accenture has been selected by The Hershey Company to implement SAP S/4HANA® as part of a program designed to help the snacks company streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes, gain real-time customer insights to inform decision making, and accelerate revenue-generating innovation to drive growth.

The project is part of The Hershey Company’s strategy of growing core confectionery and snacking products, expanding margins and leveraging technology for competitive advantage.

“Our collaboration with Accenture will enable us to increase competitive advantage and support our growth ambition through greater collaboration and innovation, as well as service delivery built around the needs of our customers,” said Terry O’Day, chief product supply and technology officer for The Hershey Company. “We selected Accenture for its understanding of our industry, technology credentials and proven track record in delivering enterprise transformation at scale.”

Richard Simon, a managing director in Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services practice, said, “Implementing SAP® S/4HANA as part of this transformation initiative is a further demonstration of Hershey’s commitment to become a truly modern enterprise that puts the consumer first. We are focused on helping Hershey bring innovation to market, maximize its business performance and operate even more efficiently.”

Keith Barringer, who leads Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services practice in North America, said, “Accenture has always been at the forefront of helping consumer packaged goods companies accelerate their adoption of new ways of working and new operating models. This opportunity enables us to bring our vast experience to Hershey as it navigates its journey to a more agile organisation.”

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