April 26 (Reuters) - Hershey Co, the maker of Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, reported a 2.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the launch of new chocolates boosted demand in the United States.
However, net income attributable to the company fell to $125 million, or 58 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 2, from $229.8 million, or $1.06 per share, a year earlier.
The latest quarter included a $208.7 million asset impairment charge.
Net sales rose to $1.88 billion from $1.83 billion. (Reporting by Karina Dsouza and Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)