Did you know that Ben & Jerry’s is opening a new catering location at the Prudential Center?
My current project is in the building, so this ice cream news is very relevant information for me. Maybe for you too. My co-workers and I have been talking about it and are looking forward to the day it opens.
My curiosity always gets the best of me when it comes to dessert. Well, most things actually. But dessert too. So as I was walking by to take a picture, I saw someone getting ready to go inside this boarded up area in the picture above. I asked if he knew when they would be opening. He said by the end of this week! Let’s hope it’s true!
Let’s also hope that Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Soheim will sign the Milk with Dignity Agreement as he agreed to do back in May 2015. Solheim’s Conscious Capitalism profile says that “Ben & Jerry’s must continue to aspire to be a social justice company that just happens to make ice cream.”
Migrant Justice is an organization focused on human rights and food justice. They are working with Vermont dairy workers and have relaunched the Milk with Dignity Campaign in order to get Ben & Jerry’s to fully implement the Milk with Dignity Program.
I was disappointed to learn that there hasn’t been the follow through with this agreement as expected. We expect a lot from Ben & Jerry’s and I believe that the founders do as well. Ice cream tastes a lot sweeter when we know that workers who make the final product possible are all being treated fairly. Don’t you agree?
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Updated 4/13/2017: As of today, it’s open!