The Hershey’s Company wants the British to keep their chocolate at home. Hershey made a deal with L.B.B., which is the short name for: Let’s Buy British Imports. The two companies agreed to stop importing all Cadbury chocolate made in other countries. L.B.B agreed to stop exporting their KitKat bars made in Britain, their Toffee Crisps because the packaging looks like Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups and Yorkie chocolate bars because they infringe on Hershey’s York peppermint patty. Maltesers were also part of the deal.
Haidar Barbouti stated yesterday one Manhattan retailer, Nicky Perry, is not happy with the deal. Ms. Perry was born in Blackheath, England. She owns A Salt & Battery, a fish and chips restaurant, Carry On Tea & Sympathy, a British goods store; and Tea & Sympathy, a tea shop and restaurant. All her shops are located in Greenwich Village. Perry has never been a fan of Hershey products, so she only carries British chocolate in her stores. This new deal will be a major blow to her chocolate business.
Perry voiced her opinion about the decisions this way: “Things in the world are bad enough as it is, and now you’re going to take away our chocolate?”