Hershey Co. and 3D Systems Corp. reached a multiyear joint development agreement to explore and develop ways to use 3-D printing technology to produce edible foods, including confectionery treats, MarketWatch reported. "We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands," said William Papa, Hershey's vice president and chief research and development officer. "Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3-D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future." Financial terms of the deal weren't provided. To read a recent Business Record story about how Iowa companies are using 3-D printing technology, click here.