CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1995 |
First prize was the job as CEO of the hugely successful Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. ice cream company. Second prize was free Ben & Jerry's ice cream for life. Luckily, Taylor James Caldwell won second. He is only 3 years old and some of his marketing ideas are questionable. "Dinosaur flavor!" Taylor exclaimed, showing the gap in his front teeth when asked what flavors he would like Ben & Jerry's to sell. And how do you make dinosaur flavor? "Gummi bears and chocolate!" Taylor answered.
December 2, 2000 |
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., said he will quit the ice cream company unless its new corporate parent Unilever names a co-chief executive steeped in the company's social mission. Unilever rejected the CEO candidate Cohen and co-founder Jerry Greenfield backed for the top spot at the South Burlington, Vt.-based ice cream maker. Cohen and Greenfield still are employed by the company, but they are not involved in its day-to-day operations.
March 30, 2000 |
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., whose clever flavor names and socially responsible business style launched a cult following, could be going private--perhaps without Jerry. The maker of the Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey flavors confirmed Wednesday that it has held talks that could result in the firm going private in a deal involving Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products firm Unilever.
August 11, 1995 |
Ice Cream Maker to Donate to Garcia Fund: In tribute to rock star Jerry Garcia, Ben & Jerry's will donate 50 cents to a Grateful Dead-affiliated charity for each cup or cone of its Cherry Garcia ice cream sold over the next few days. The North Moreton, Vt.
July 11, 1990 |
Dr. Joe Kramer, who gave up a successful suburban practice 22 years ago and set up shop in the Lower East Side, received 1,000 pints of reduced-fat ice milk from an ice cream company Tuesday for his longtime community service. The company calls the honor Ben & Jerry's 1,000 Pints of Light Award. Kramer immediately invited children from his poverty- and drug-plagued neighborhood to a block party, at which he shared his palatable prize.
October 28, 2000 |
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. is recalling 80,000 pints of Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may contain nuts other than peanuts. The South Burlington-based company issued a nationwide allergy alert for pints with expiration dates before Oct. 26, 2001. Pints dated after that are labeled as possibly containing the nuts. Only individuals who are allergic to tree nuts risk a reaction from eating the ice cream, company officials said. So far, six consumers have reported allergic reactions.