Hershey sues William Sonoma over baki...

Hershey sues William Sonoma over baking pan shape

There are 29 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 19, 2010, titled Hershey sues William Sonoma over baking pan shape. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

When is a rectangle a case of intellectual property? The Hershey Co. says it's when the rectangle is divided into a dozen smaller rectangles and mimics the design of its signature chocolate bar.

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GINNY

Gettysburg, PA

#1 May 19, 2010
Since Hershey move to mexico ,took away our jobs I do not buy any Hershey products
GINNY

Gettysburg, PA

#2 May 19, 2010
Since Hershey move to Mexcio I do not buy any thing Hershey
DUH

Harrisburg, PA

#3 May 19, 2010
GINNY wrote:
Since Hershey move to Mexcio I do not buy any thing Hershey
Perhaps if the employees at Hershey weren't so greedy Hershey wouldn't have moved to Mexico.
By not purchasing their products now, you bright one, you are hurting the Hershey employees that are still working. DUH....
just saying

Philadelphia, PA

#4 May 20, 2010
sorry ...i dont buy hershey products because they are made in mexico...or any other products that are made outside this country .....have you guys forgotten china....no restrictions in these other countries as to what they are allowed to put in the products.....thanks but no thanks hershey...
no imported veggies either....pesticides...disgust ing...filthy water....no thanks....just like oj....floridas natural only...
and i dont blame the employees for being greedy...i blame the effin unions...just like what is doing harley in...right now....they are the demise of this country in my eyes
bb mom

Aspers, PA

#5 May 20, 2010
I know if I found out how much the company was making and figured out that all employee's weekly checks were covered in one days sale.... I would want more too...
sammit

York, PA

#6 May 20, 2010
I just boycotted Hershey for one reason. They changed the formula. I don't know what changed but it tastes cheap. Just not the right consistency.

This happens every time some food item is outsourced.

Don't the "Powers That Be" understand this or are they looking at the bottom line of their overinflated paychecks..
FED

Melbourne, FL

#7 May 20, 2010
just saying wrote:
sorry ...i dont buy hershey products because they are made in mexico...or any other products that are made outside this country .....have you guys forgotten china....no restrictions in these other countries as to what they are allowed to put in the products.....thanks but no thanks hershey...
no imported veggies either....pesticides...disgust ing...filthy water....no thanks....just like oj....floridas natural only...
and i dont blame the employees for being greedy...i blame the effin unions...just like what is doing harley in...right now....they are the demise of this country in my eyes
You must not buy very much!
FED

Melbourne, FL

#8 May 20, 2010
sammit wrote:
I just boycotted Hershey for one reason. They changed the formula. I don't know what changed but it tastes cheap. Just not the right consistency.
This happens every time some food item is outsourced.
Don't the "Powers That Be" understand this or are they looking at the bottom line of their overinflated paychecks..
Not all of their formulas changed, those that did the change were using vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter. Hershey has gone back to cocoa butter for many of their products, but not all. The way to tell if it is made with cocoa butter (original taste) will state "milk chocolate" on the wrapper while the veg oil label will state "chocolate". Cocoa butter usage is required by the Fed Govt in order to call the candy "milk chocolate".
Ummmm

Lemoyne, PA

#9 May 20, 2010
bb mom wrote:
I know if I found out how much the company was making and figured out that all employee's weekly checks were covered in one days sale.... I would want more too...
Yea, well they wanted more and what they got was unemployed.....being greedy is never a good thing......
bb mom

Aspers, PA

#10 May 21, 2010
Ummmm wrote:
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Yea, well they wanted more and what they got was unemployed.....being greedy is never a good thing......
I know, it makes me sick to my stomach when big wig companies do this. The emplotee is what made the company yet they rip any possible future from the ones who made it what it has become. What A-holes. Harley is doing the same thing... betch that CEO never put a motor cycle together yet he gets all the thanks and millions of dollars to put in his pocket while the actual employee's are having their bonus, insurance and hours taken away! What a croc. Something needs to be done!!
corporate greed

Chambersburg, PA

#11 May 21, 2010
bb mom wrote:
<quoted text> I know, it makes me sick to my stomach when big wig companies do this. The emplotee is what made the company yet they rip any possible future from the ones who made it what it has become. What A-holes. Harley is doing the same thing... betch that CEO never put a motor cycle together yet he gets all the thanks and millions of dollars to put in his pocket while the actual employee's are having their bonus, insurance and hours taken away! What a croc. Something needs to be done!!
Wal Mart is doing the same kind of junk. Corporate greed means more money in the bank accounts of the big wigs and less for the employees who made a company what it is.
SJR

Hanover, PA

#12 May 22, 2010
Heres a noble idea, if you want to make the big bucks, invest your money into a business, borrow millions, and build up a company with your money and then you can reap the BIG BUCKS....but until then, STFU. The man who invests and makes the business happen is supposed to be the one making the big bucks stupid.
bb mom

Aspers, PA

#13 May 22, 2010
SJR wrote:
Heres a noble idea, if you want to make the big bucks, invest your money into a business, borrow millions, and build up a company with your money and then you can reap the BIG BUCKS....but until then, STFU. The man who invests and makes the business happen is supposed to be the one making the big bucks stupid.
Really? Who is going to loan millions to an employee???? A mere drop in the bucket for the CEO's who get millions in for sitting at a desk and laying off, taking away insurance, firing, and cutting expenses for the little ppl, just so they get what they "saved" the company in one big fat check for themselves! Greedy, selfish, heartless bastards is all they are. How are we suppose to invest when we can't even make it on what we ACTUALLY EARN? It is truly a sad day when someone like me with 3 kids, working 2 jobs, and going to school still has to pick and choose what bill is getting paid in full and what ones are put on the back burner. I have no insurance, haven't seen a dentist in years, drive a 17 year old vehicle, haven't bought new clothes in over 7 years (or shoes), been fighting to keep my head above water for the past 2 and I still see no hope in sight.... so SJR will you loan me millions so I can invest in something???? I thought not. But here are the facts, my kids have clothes, food, and a roof over their heads. Their insurance is the first bill I pay and second is to make sure the mortgage gets paid. After that it's all up in the air. I have been working since I was 13 and 20 years later I am still just an employee with no savings, no retirement fund, and still no health coverage. It takes money to make money and it takes a hard working person to be happy with the little they have! And yes I am Happy!!!
SJR

Hanover, PA

#14 May 23, 2010
The people who start businesses take a risk, they borrow money, and they pray their investment gets a return. Yes, some rich people start businesses with already money in hand, but many many businesses started with a prayer and a loan.
Milton Hershey actually went bankrupt once if my memory serves me correctly, then he turned it into a bazillion dollar business. Your mad at him for that? or are you mad at him for making money? He didnt make money off his workers, he made money off his investment, and by doing so provided a job that paid his workers a wage, they didnt have to accept what he paid them, they could have gone elsewhere...dont be mad at others for your misfortunes.
WLloyd

Allentown, PA

#15 May 23, 2010
SJR wrote:
Heres a noble idea, if you want to make the big bucks, invest your money into a business, borrow millions, and build up a company with your money and then you can reap the BIG BUCKS....but until then, STFU. The man who invests and makes the business happen is supposed to be the one making the big bucks stupid.
There are 3 factors for a company to make a profit and they are all equal and necessary. Labor, capital and management. Take one away or don't treat one as an equal and over time the business will fail.
wow

Reading, PA

#16 May 23, 2010
the words Hershey and intellectual in the same sentence; doesn't seem to fit with some of their recent corporate decisions.
Idiots

Chambersburg, PA

#17 May 23, 2010
Companies do not care about their employees. They only care about making as much money as possible with little expeditures. Someone gets hurt on the job and they get tossed to the side. they dont cvare if they can put food on the plate or keep the heat on. It's Oh thank you so much for making us so much money, have a nice day.
hmmmmmmmmmm

Reading, PA

#18 May 24, 2010
Ever notice that companies no longer have PERSONNEL departments substituting HUMAN RESOURCES departments. Tells you all you need to know in terms of how valued their employees are; just another expendable resource.

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

Since: Jun 08

15th century Wallacia

#19 May 24, 2010
WLloyd wrote:
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There are 3 factors for a company to make a profit and they are all equal and necessary. Labor, capital and management. Take one away or don't treat one as an equal and over time the business will fail.
Uhhhhh, that would make sense if it hasn't be proven over and over to be false.

Labor is irrelevant. They have been replaced with machines or they have been replaced with cheap third world stiffs. How is Labor equal to capital? Are you implying that I can somehow replace capital with mexicans and robots?

Sorry, go ask your shop stewart for a new stock talking point.

“Vladdy's little impaler.”

Since: Jun 08

15th century Wallacia

#20 May 24, 2010
SJR wrote:
Heres a noble idea, if you want to make the big bucks, invest your money into a business, borrow millions, and build up a company with your money and then you can reap the BIG BUCKS....but until then, STFU. The man who invests and makes the business happen is supposed to be the one making the big bucks stupid.
You know, SJR, its not only the idea of making big bucks, its just the simple case of self reliance.

Self employed people provide a living for themselves, and thereby do not need to rely on others for their livelyhood. Anyone that is employed by another person is by definition, subjugating themselves to that persons whim, and has no basins in which to complain about their standard of living.

Unfortunately, the whining a$$wipes on this board will never understand that.

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