Hershey to close online gift service

7/6/2009

HERSHEY, Pa. The sweetness that Hershey’s Gifts brings to consumers will soon be no more.

The Hershey Co., announced it is closing the Hershey Gifts service July 31.

Spokesman Kirk Saville said the company is looking into other e-commerce options, including strategic partnerships and licensing agreements, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Financial terms regarding the service closure were not disclosed.

The Associated Press said that approximately 12 Hershey's Gifts employees will lose their jobs, and that the company is working to find them jobs within the corporation.

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