Presentation on theme: "Ben & Jerry’s Vermont’s Finest Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt, was founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, by childhood friends."— Presentation transcript:
Ben & Jerry’s Vermont’s Finest Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt, was founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, by childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951 Went to school in Long Island and met his partner in junior high Ben’s 1 st contact with ice cream came senior year when he worked as an ice cream man Held various low income jobs (McD’s, night mopper)
born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 a National Merit Scholarship high school graduate. enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio to study pre- med. took a job as a scooper in the college cafeteri a made all the ice cream for the busy shop,
Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream quickly became well known for its rich, unusual flavors and community approach to business. In 1987 he even wrote a book with Jerry called “Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book In 1978 with a $ 12,000 investment ($4,000 of it borrowed), Ben and Jerry open their scoop shop
Product To make, distribute and sell the finest quality all natural ice cream and related products in a wide variety of innovative flavors made from Vermont dairy products. Economic To operate the Company on a sound financial basis of profitable growth, increasing value for our shareholders, and creating career opportunities and financial rewards for our employees. Social To operate the Company in a way that actively recognizes the central role that business plays in the structure of society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life of a broad community - local, national, and international. Underlying the mission of Ben & Jerry's is the determination to seek new & creative ways of addressing all three parts, while holding a deep respect for individuals inside and outside the Company and for the communities of which they are a part.
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation is a non- profit, charitable foundation, established in 1985 through a donation of stock from Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not- for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.