Unilever partners with tech startup to explore drone-delivery of ice creams

USA – The British-Dutch consumer goods giant, Unilever has joined forces with Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation to explore drone-delivery of ice creams in New York. Unilever conducted the delivery-trial in a program undertaken at it’s recent annual investor event, in which Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cups were delivered to a pre-decided destination by drone. During the pilot, a multi-copter drone was fitted with a delivery box designed to carry three Ben & Jerry’s mini cups (72 g each) and a flight path…

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Ben & Jerry’s to launch cannabis infused ice cream on FDA legalization

USA – Unilever-owned ice cream and dairy brand, Ben & Jerry’s has announced that it is exploring the cannabidiol space and may launch CBD-infused ice cream in the market if the proposal for its legalization is passed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ben & Jerry has said that it has submitted a comment to the FDA supporting the legalization, as it steps up to address the latest growing and interesting trend: cannabidiol, or CBD. According to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association, three in four…

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Ben & Jerry’s unveils new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl in US

USA – Unilever owned Ben & Jerry’s has released a new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl to offer US consumers with a fruity, refreshing and frozen dessert. The limited-batch pint features raspberry sorbet with an extra tart lemonade sorbet swirl and sour sugar bits, which is a new ingredient for the frozen-treat brand. Called Pucker Upper, the latest offering has a dairy coating around the bits, which prevents them from dissolving in sorbet. According to Ben & Jerry’s, the pucker-worthy flavor featured both in pints and at the company’s franchised…

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Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s forms dairy advisory council for sustainability support

USA – Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s has formed a new dairy advisory council to provide guidance on sustainable agriculture and product manufacturing. The new Dairy Advisory Council comprised of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, Lake Champlain water quality, and organic farming to help the company achieve its newly refined Values-Led Dairy Vision. With the council, Ben and Jerry’s looks to sustainably source milk used in its products from farms that depict thriving and dignified livelihoods for farmers and farm workers. The farms should uphold exceptional animal welfare…

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Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s increases its vegan ice cream flavor portfolio

UK – Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled the expansion of three of its ice cream lines, including two new non-dairy, vegan certified flavors adding to its product basket that includes a variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Since the launch of its first dairy-free ice cream with almond milk-based frozen desserts, the line has expanded to nine flavours with the latest introduction of peanut butter half-baked and cinnamon buns. The range will appeal to the growing number of consumers seeking non-dairy and vegan-friendly choices, the company…

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