Meet the founders of Ben & Jerry’s, who started their company in a converted gas station and built it up into an ice cream empire that brought in almost $682 million in sales in the US in 2019

Ben & Jerry’s, an ice cream company, released a statement on June 3 expressing outrage over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, stating “we must dismantle white supremacy.” The company has frequently used its platform to support issues like racial equality, climate change, and voting rights. The cofounders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, started the company out of a renovated gas station in Vermont in the 1970s. Separate from the company, Cohen and Greenfield have a history of supporting social causes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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