Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., the Vermont-based manufacturer of
ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, was founded in 1978 in a
renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, by childhood friends
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Ben and Jerry's products are
distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in
supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchised Ben &
Jerry's scoop shops, restaurants, and other venues. Ben & Jerry's,
a wholly-owned autonomous subsidiary of Unilever, operates its
business on a three-part mission statement emphasizing product
quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community.
When you step into a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop, you're in
for a whole lot more than a treat -- you're in for the wholly
extraordinary Ben & Jerry's ice cream experience we call "joy for
the belly & soul."
Our customers go to Ben & Jerry's scoop shops with a powerful set
of expectations that go way beyond the great taste of our ice
cream. Ben & Jerry's franchisees deliver on those expectations and
more, serving up euphoric flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and
sorbet in an atmosphere enhanced by a genuine commitment to
outstanding customer service and to community involvement. Backed
by our unique brand and shared desire to operate in a socially
responsible way, our franchisees are harnessing the power of "doing
well by doing good."