Occupy Ben & Jerry’s: Unilever Is The 99%
OCCUPY Wall Street against corporate greed is backed by such multi-millionaires as Yoko Ono, Russell Simmons, Roseanne Barr, Deepak Chopra, Kanye West, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Tim Robbins, Nancy Pelosi, Meghan McCain, Russell Brand and Katy Perry. Now Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is backing the fight:
Mark Steyn writes:
Ben & Jerry’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever. What’s that? It’s an Anglo-Dutch multinational (stand well back) corporation. They produce a big chunk of everything in your kitchen and bathroom. Twelve of their brands have annual sales of over a billion euros per product, and, as I’m sure I don’t need to point out, a euro is well north of a buck these days. Unilever’s various billion-euro brands include Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Sunsilk shampoo, and Flora margarine. They’re the the biggest ice-cream manufacturer not just in Vermont but on the planet: They have a zillion factories churning out Popsicle and Breyers and brands you’ve never heard of but which are the biggest-selling cones and sundaes in Singapore, Pakistan, Belgium, and Lithuania. Unilever is about as corporately corporate as you can get.