This Day in History

On May 5, 1978, childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened their first ice cream shop in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Their commitment to using high-quality, local ingredients and creating unique flavors quickly won them a devoted following. Ben & Jerry’s would go on to become not just a wildly successful business but also a model for social responsibility in the corporate world, advocating for various causes through its products and practices.