Ben & Jerry's facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Food Processing
When it was created Burlington, Vermont (1978)
People who started it Ben Cohen
Jerry Greenfield
Headquarters South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Key people Jostein Solheim CEO
Ben Cohen co-founder
Jerry Greenfield co-founder
Things made Ice cream
Parent Unilever NV
Website www.benjerry.com

Ben and Jerry’s is an American ice cream company. The company sells all sorts of different ice-creams.

History

In 1977, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making at Pennsylvania State University. On May 5, 1978, they opened a first ice cream shop in a gas station in Burlington, Vermont. In 1979, on the first anniversary they had the first free cone day. This is now a celebration all over the world. In 1980, Ben and Jerry got space in a building in South Champlain Street in Burlington and started packing their ice cream in pint containers. In 1981, the first Ben & Jerry’s official shop opened on Route 7 in Shelburne, Vermont. In 1983, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was used to build “the world’s largest ice cream sundae” in St. Albans, Vermont. The sundae weighed 27,102 pounds. In 1986, Ben & Jerry’s made its “Cowmobile”. This was a Ben and Jerry’s van to pass out free ice cream. The Cowmobile was driven by Ben and Jerry themselves. Four months later the “Cowmobile” burned down outside Cleveland. Ben said it looked like “the world’s biggest baked Alaska.” In 1988, Ben and Jerry’s won the title of U.S Small Business Persons Of The Year awarded by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Locations

Ben & Jerry’s has their shop all over the world, like Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom,and the United States.

Resources

"Ben & Jerry’s" Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s. <http://www.benjerry.co.uk/ourflavours/>. (2010)

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