Remember when I talked about the Hershey Trust trying to sell (for all practical purposes) ownership of Hershey Foods? Well, they backed out after the HUGE public outcry. But that wasn’t the end. The trust Board is in discussions over the “changing of the guard,” so to speak. The Board may be downsized from 17 members to 13, with 10 members leaving and not all of them being replaced. The Board will have representation from the Hershey School’s alumni organization and other balanced representation.

Score one for ideals over dollars. I’m still stunned at how badly the Board misjudged the impact of its actions. I guess they understand now.