December 2, 1996 |
The departing chief executive of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. will get a $100,000 bonus on top of his $250,000 annual salary, according to a report the North Moreton, Vt.-based ice cream maker filed with securities regulators. Robert Holland will continue to receive his salary through Jan. 30, 1998, under a severance agreement disclosed in the company's quarterly report. He will also get a $100,000 bonus in January 1997 and will receive options to buy 80,000 shares of company stock.
August 15, 1997 |
Connoisseurs of Ben & Jerry's ice cream won't have to wonder any longer whether it's made from milk from cows treated with artificial growth hormones. A settlement announced Thursday between the state of Illinois and a coalition of organic food companies, including the Vermont ice cream maker, means that in the future, one glance at the label on a pint of Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey will tell you whether the cows that produced the milk it was made from are hormone-free.