Ben & Jerry

BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

BURLINGTON, Vt— Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to “double its social impact.” Matthew McCarthy became CEO on July 1. The marketing executive is a veteran of Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, where he has worked for 21 years. The maker … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact

WATERBURY, Vermont | Ben & Jerry’s, advocacy group: Farm worker program a success

WATERBURY, Vt.  — A farmworker-driven agreement that Ben & Jerry’s signed last year to improve pay and working conditions of laborers on farms that provide the ice cream company milk has been successful, with 72 Northeast farms enrolled and 250 farmworkers covered, the company and a farmworker advocacy group said Wednesday. Ben & Jerry’s signed … Continue reading WATERBURY, Vermont | Ben & Jerry’s, advocacy group: Farm worker program a success

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben … Continue reading SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims