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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, 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.
September 28, 1996 |
Turns out that Ben & Jerry Homemade Inc.'s first professional president, hired amid much fanfare, was just the flavor of the year. Well, 20 months to be exact. Robert Holland Jr., a management consultant who was hired to head the Waterbury, Vt.-based company after a nationwide essay-writing contest, will resign, the company said Friday. It didn't say why. Holland, 55, a former consultant at New York City-based management consultants McKinsey & Co.