Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc is a sweetened frozen food product manufacturing company. The company is popularly or commonly known as Ben & Jerry’s.
The company plant located in Waterbury, Vermont, is the center of tourist attractions in the state. The owner of Ben & Jerry is Unilever. The company manufactures super-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and ice cream. Their products made from natural ingredients. The headquarters of the company situated in South Burlington, Vermont, United States.
The Ice Cream Company was founded on 05 May 1978 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. The founder was childhood friends from New York. Jerry finished his college and tried to take admission to medical school but failed, whereas Ben dropped out of school. They together started an ice cream making course from Pennsylvania State University’s creamery and completed it in 1977. Cohen is suffering from anosmia, which has a lack of sense of smell or taste.
In 1978, they opened first their ice cream parlor in downtown Burlington, Vermont, with a $12,000 investment. The company organizes a free cone day for their anniversary every year. The founder starts packing ice cream in pints at a rented space in 1980. After one year, the first franchise of the company opened in Shelburne, Vermont. They built the World’s most giant ice cream sundae in 1983. The weight of the ice cream was 12,292 kg. They established foundation so they can provide funding community-oriented projects.
The company launched Cow mobile, which is a modified mobile home. They distribute Ben & Jerry’s ice cream uniquely.
Their first cow mobile burned in Cleveland, but no one injured in the incident. They created Cherry Garcia flavors to pay tribute to Jerry Garcia & Grateful Dead. In 1995, Robert Holland joined Company as Chief Executive Officer. In 1997, Robert left the company due to differences, and Perry Odak replaced him.
The company was acquired by Unilever, which is an Anglo-Dutch multinational food giant in April 2000. Unilever paid $326 million in cash to founders. The name of the founders is still attached to products. They start using Eco-Pint Packaging, but the decision reversed later. The company creates brown-Kraft unbleached paperboard, which biodegradable pint produced without chlorine. In 2006, they discontinued their Eco-Pint packaging.
Time Magazine praised the products of the company by stating the Best Ice Cream in the World in 1981. The statement helps the company to grow at a very rapid speed. In 1984, the company made a sale of $4 million. Ben & Jerry added new products to gain the attention of the customers. They opened their store in the Caribbean. In the 1990s, company sales increased in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ben & Jerry created Cyclone Diary, which is an advertising campaign to promote milk products. In 2010, Jostein became CEO of the Company. The company promised to make GMO-Free products. The company production facilities situated in Saint Albans, Waterbury, Henderson, Hellendoorn, and Beer Tuvia.
Ben & Jerry’s partnership with Freedom to Marry and renamed their Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby. In 2007, the company founder appeared to promote an ice cream flavor named Stephen Colbert’s American Dream. They launched Yes Pecan flavor to support Barack Obama’s victory. The company stores situated in several countries like Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Norway, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and many more.
Awards & Achievements
The company supports the Global Fair Trade Movement. They collaborated with Dave Matthews Band & Save Our Enviroment.org campaign to fight global warming. Ben & Jerry Homemade Holdings Inc, are a supporter of the Fair Trade Upgrade, which supports fair price to the harvester.
Net Worth of Ben & Jerry’s in 2024
The company stores situated in more than 615 locations across the World. As of February 2024, The estimated net worth of the company is around $300 million. Ben & Jerry’s provide several types of products to customers like Ice Cream Pints, Pint Slices, Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream, Non-Dairy Pints, Cores Pints, Scoop Shop Flavors, Frozen Yogurt Pints, Mini Cups, Cookie Dough Chunks and Netflix original flavors.
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc expanding its stores across the World. The company offers several types of ice cream to customers.