July 26, 2018 / 11:11 AM / 3 months ago

Hershey's quarterly sales rise 5.3 percent

July 26 (Reuters) - Chocolate maker Hershey Co reported a 5.3 percent rise in quarterly sales on Thursday, helped by strong demand for its popular chocolates such as Hershey’s Kisses and Kit Kat in the United States.

Net income attributable to the company rose to $226.9 million, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended July 1, from $203.5 million, or 95 cents per share, a year earlier.

The company’s net sales rose to $1.75 billion from $1.66 billion. (Reporting by Karina Dsouza in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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