Hershey Company Making Healthier Snacks With Latest Acquisition

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FILE - This July 25, 2011 photo, shows Hershey's chocolate in Overland Park, Kan. The Hershey Co. reports quarterly earning on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Harrisburg) — The Hershey Company is making a move to gain a stronger foothold in the “better for you” snacking market.

It’s the chocolate-maker’s second non-candy acquisition in the last three years.

Hershey has agreed to pay $1.6 billion for Texas-based Amplify Snack Brands, which makes healthy snacks like Skinny Pop popcorn and Oatmega protein bars.

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