Oct 5, 2022, 3:59 PM EDT
A lawyer for the Israeli distributor of Ben & Jerry's says that other corporations should "take note" of Unilever's decision to allow its distributor to continue selling the ice cream.
While ice cream is far from the most serious U.S. concern in the Middle East, a recent development in the Ben & Jerry’s saga in Israel could drive the push for a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation that members of Congress from both parties have sought.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is leading 12 states in urging Ben & Jerry's parent company, Unilever, to reverse the ice cream maker's decision to boycott Israel.
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia has throttled ports and locked down plantations and processors, sparking extended disruptions of raw materials such as palm oil, coffee and tin.
American companies are starting to test the extent of their pricing power.
Texas officials said Thursday they are considering banning Ben & Jerry’s statewide after the Vermont-based company announced it will no longer sell ice cream in "Occupied Palestinian Territory."
The State Department said on Tuesday, they "firmly reject" the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) targeting Israel one day after Ben & Jerry’s announced they would no longer sell ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory.”
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to Unilever CEO Alan Jope after the company's subsidiary Ben & Jerry's announced that it will no longer sell its products in the West Bank due to the presence of Jewish settlements in the territory.
Unilever, the maker of Breyers, Klondike and a Good Humor, among other food brands, is offering up free ice cream to health care workers and anyone getting vaccinated at a number of sites across the country starting Friday,