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Ben and Jerry's factory in Waterbury, Vermont
Ben and Jerry's factory in Waterbury, Vermont

Ben and Jerry's is a brand of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and novelty products, manufactured by Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont. Description: photograph of Ben & Jerrys Factory in Waterbury, Vermont Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 13 March 2004. ... Description: photograph of Ben & Jerrys Factory in Waterbury, Vermont Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 13 March 2004. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... Frozen yoghurt (also frozen yogurt or frogurt or frgrt) is a frozen dessert made from or containing yoghurt or dairy analogues. ... Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from iced fruit puree and other ingredients. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ...


History

Childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield took a correspondence course in ice cream-making from Penn State University-- Agriculture 5150-- and founded the company in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Starting with a $12,000 investment ($4,000 of which was borrowed), the company built a devoted following, both for their products and business practices. Ben Cohen (born 1951) is a co-founder of Ben & Jerrys. ... Jerry Greenfield (born 1951) is the Co-Founder of Ben & Jerrys. ... Distance education is a method of teaching in which the students are not required to be physically present at a specific location during the term. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known as... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in, and the shire town of, Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


The company experienced difficulties with their distribution early on. Häagen-Dazs tried to force independent distributors to choose one of the brands, and Ben and Jerry's filed a law suit against the Pillsbury subsidiary saying that it had acted illegally in its operation and was trying to put Ben and Jerry's out of business. To coincide with the lawsuit Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield also began the "What is the Doughboy afraid of?" campaign to raise public awareness. They also encouraged a boycott of all Pillsbury subsidiaries, which included Burger King. Häagen-Dazs is an American brand of ice cream, established by Reuben Mattus in The Bronx, New York. ... Pillsbury is a brand name used by International Multifoods Corporation and Minneapolis-based General Mills. ... Ben Cohen (born 1951) is a co-founder of Ben & Jerrys. ... Jerry Greenfield (born 1951) is the Co-Founder of Ben & Jerrys. ... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Whopper Combo with fries and drink Burger King Corporation (BK for short) is a large international food corporation that sells fast food in chain stores. ...


Pillsbury went to Ben and Jerry's with an out-of-court settlement and signed an agreement that stated it would not impose any such rules on the suppliers. The Ben and Jerry's brand grew tremendously, partly because of the success of the David and Goliath case and the publicity the brand received because if it. David and Goliath. ...


As demand for their products grew, the friends decided to fund their growth by taking the company public. The capital raised from their IPO helped fuel rapid expansion, but also reduced the founders' control. In financial markets, an initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a companys common shares to public investors. ...


In 1988, Ben and Jerry were named "U.S. Small Business Persons of the Year" by President Ronald Reagan. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Small business - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 40th President Vice President: George H.W. Bush Term of office: 20 January 1981 – 20 January 1989 Preceded by: Jimmy Carter Succeeded by: George H.W. Bush Date of birth: 6 February 1911 Place of birth: Tampico, Illinois Date of death: 5 June 2004 Place of death: Bel-Air...


After a failed attempt by Ben Cohen to retake the company private, Ben and Jerry's was purchased in August 2000 by the Unilever conglomerate for slightly over $170 million. Other Unilever brands of ice cream include Dove, Breyer's, Magnum, Wall's, and Solero. Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company which owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... Breyers Ice Cream is a brand of ice cream owned by Unilever. ... Solero is an ice cream brand owned by Unilever. ...


The company today

Interior of factory
Interior of factory

The company is known for creating innovative flavors that emphasize the use of natural ingredients; for example, the farmers that provide their cream pledge that it comes from cows that are free from bovine growth hormone. However, in 2002, the Center for Science in the Public Interest accused Ben and Jerry's of abusing the "All Natural" label for using artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, and other factory-made substances in their products. Ben and Jerry's official response was that they used a different definition of "all natural" than the CSPI. They have since removed the "All Natural" tagline from below their logo. Description: Photograph of Ben & Jerrys factory interior in Waterbury, Vermont. ... Description: Photograph of Ben & Jerrys factory interior in Waterbury, Vermont. ... Growth hormone is a polypeptide hormone synthesised and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction in humans and other vertebrate animals. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit organization that focuses on issues relating to foods and the foodservices industry. ...


The packaging for their pint containers is made from recycled, bleach-free paper. The company is supporting research into thermoacoustics to minimize the potential negative environmental impact from using ozone-depleting refrigerants. As a whole the company is very eco-friendly and encourages its users and consumers to be the same. A bleaching agent is any compound that bleaches the colour out of fabrics, paper, or other materials. ... Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibres. ... Thermoacoustics is the use of sound waves to affect temperature. ... Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen, the molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms instead of the more stable diatomic O2. ... Refrigeration (from the Latin frigus, frost) is generally the cooling of a body by the transfer of a portion of its heat away from it. ...


Some of their ice cream flavors are named after musicians, such as their most popular flavor Cherry Garcia[1], named after Jerry Garcia, and Phish Food, named after the Vermont-based band Phish, as well as Dave Matthews Band's One Sweet Whirled [2]. Flavors from the company come and go, with seasonal "limited edition" ones appearing each year. Other types, such as Rainforest Crunch, have actually simply been retired as new ones are created. Retired flavors enter what is referred to as the "flavor graveyard" [3]. Their website offers a list of both new, older, and limited edition flavors. Jerry Garcia in his youth Jerome John Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was famous as guitarist and primary singer of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. ... The official Phish logo. ... Dave Matthews Band in concert Dave Matthews Band is an American jam band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, Leroi Moore, who plays a wide variety of instruments from the saxophone to the flute, violin player Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter...


For one day every April, Ben and Jerry's observes Free Cone Day as a "thank you" to its customers. On this day, over one million cones are given away.


Despite their strong reputation in the LGBT community the Unilever subsidiary only scored a 71% on the 2004 Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign. LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ...


In 2005, Ben and Jerry's opened a store in Austin, Texas, operated by LifeWorks, a community organization that helps at-risk youth and families. The store provides job opportunities for LifeWorks clients. All profits from the store go directly to LifeWorks and Ben and Jerry's does not collect a franchise fee. Skyline from Town Lake City nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 669. ...


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Ben & Jerry¡¦s selling, general and administrative expenses increased approximately 28% to $36.3 million in 1994 from $28.3 million in 1993 and increased as a percentage of net sales to 24.4% in 1994 from 20.2% in 1993.
Ben & Jerry¡¦s loss was not solely due to their employee orientated approach, but they appeared to have taken out a vast amount of capital lease in their aim to automate their production to keep up with the intense competition.
Ben & Jerry seem to be proud of the success rate of their relaxed, casual culture and having employees involved in the decision making.
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