About Us

Specializing in Custom Made Bags, Packaging and Promotional Items.

Our team consists of seasoned professionals with over 60 years of combined experience. Our vision is to be a premier supplier in the promotional products industry.  We have dedicated ourselves to be responsive, inexpensive, reliable and offering high quality products.  We value our relationships with our clients and partners.  It has

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, The Hershey Group is a full-service direct manufacturer of custom promotional products.

Specializing in our industry’s top selling product categories, we can source and deliver most any product for you. We do it all and oversee quality control, product safety, CPSIA compliance and the many details related to custom manufacturing without need to worry.

MEET OUR TEAM

MIKE HERSHEY
PRESIDENT

I joined this industry in November of 2000 and dove right into the importing world.   I am a proud graduate from Appalachian State University – GO Neers!!   I love working in this industry because of the people.  Everyone is creative and high energy.   I get great satisfaction from producing quality product that is compliant and delivered on time!  I am married to Meredith (also the THG controller) and we have an awesome son, Mason, who is currently attending Clemson University. 

IAN KALNA
STRATEGIC ACCOUNTS

Industry Experience: 15+ Years in the Promotional Products Industry, all specializing in Overseas manufacturing in custom products and decoration.

Why THG:it’s a boutique spot and a creative way to modify existing products or create unique products designed to maximize ways to show off your specific brand needs. Our products are also created in compliance with all social and safety standards.

I am kind of a vagabond … Grew up in Pittsburgh and moved to Los Angeles right out of college. Ended up in the music business where I met my wife, and at some point I developed an interest in the bands SWAG being sold at shows. Since then, travelled a ton, as well as, lived in Philly, Connecticut and in 2021 moved back home to Pittsburgh. TADA

TONI SNYDER
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

True Southern girl, born and raised in North Carolina.  I have spent the last 15 years working with custom promotional products.  Every day can be different and unique, just like the projects we have the opportunity to work on.  We take pride in knowing that the factories we work with are producing quality items that are safe and pass our strict safety standards. I also love having my four-legged co-workers in the office with me, two Dachshunds and a Beagle mix.  They help to keep the office safe every day.  When away from the office, I enjoy time with family and being outside in the garden or landscaping. 

TESTIMONIALS

I recently completed a very complicated project with Toni and The Hershey Group.  It involved major brainstorming!  There were multiple option materials needing to be presented to the customer. We had to work within security protocol due to sensitive product information. There were multiple prototype renditions.  There were material price increases.  There is variable data involved.  Needless to say – this project was complicated.  I was updated during production with all available pictures.  I was communicated with very effectively.  The end result product was what was agreed on and what the customer expected.  If they can handle something this complicated I can only imagine what they can do when it is something significantly less involved.  I will be trusting The Hershey Group with all of my future custom projects because they have more than proven that they are the right choice. 

– Brian – Distributor

Global sourcing, especially in today’s marketplace, takes a vigilant attention to detail and long standing relationships to produce a positive outcome.  We rely on the Hershey Group because time and time again, they have shown us that they blend these two traits with responsiveness and transparency better than anyone else. 

– Pete – National Accounts Director

Mike and The Hershey Group team are true partners. They deliver timely, accurate quotes and make cost-savings suggestions. They go above and beyond to ensure our overseas orders are produced to perfection. They have helped ease the pain and barriers that have been hampering our industry the last 18 months. We are fortunate to be able to rely on such a great company for custom production and importing expertise.    

– Al Miano, ASI Distributor

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