Unilever is integrating its North American Ice Cream Business into the company’s existing United States and Canadian operating units. Under the company’s One Unilever agenda, this integration is consistent with the move to one operating company per geography and the firm’s goal to maximize go-to-market opportunities.
As a result of the integration, Unilever will close its Green Bay WI and Oakville, Ontario, offices and relocate the Ice Cream Business to its US headquarters in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and to its Canadian headquarters in Toronto. The integration affects some 275 employees working in Green Bay and Oakville. Operations and jobs at the ice cream manufacturing plants are not affected. Ben & Jerry’s will continue to be run out of Vermont.
Unilever in the United States employs about 13,000 people in more than 60 office and manufacturing sites in 24 states and Puerto Rico. Beside Ben & Jerry’s, its brands include Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, and Popsicle.