Snacks & Candy

Hershey C-Store Representative to Retire

Dave Onorato was vice president of small business format since 2015
Dave Onorato
Photograph courtesy of Hershey

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Co.’s Dave Onorato, vice president of small business format, recently announced plans to retire in September after 38 years with the company and seven years in his current role.

Hershey named Onorato national director of c-store sales in 2002, and he became vice president of global convenience store sales in 2005. A year later, he assumed responsibility for special trade classes as well as foodservice and dollar store sales. He began his current position in 2015.

According to Hershey, Onorato forged relationships with customers and colleagues by building upon core values of honesty and trust. DiversityInc recognized him for both his work in sales and for advancing diversity within the industry.

Onorato is a member of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Convenience Distributors Association (CDA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA). In 2012, he was elected into the National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) Candy Hall of Fame, among other industry honors.

The Hershey Co., based in Hershey, Pa., has more than 80 brands around the world that drive $8 billion in annual revenues, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers, SkinnyPop and Pirate’s Booty.

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