Thursday, November 28, 2013

10 classic American brands that are foreign-owned

10 classic American brands that are foreign-owned | Detroit Free Press |
"These are ten great American brands that are foreign-owned.

4. Good Humor

• Founding date: 1923
• Category: Ice cream
• Current parent company: Unilever
• Currently headquartered: England
• In 1923, Harry B. Burt of Youngstown, Ohio, patented his new method of making frozen confections — freezing ice cream bars to wooden handles and coating them in a hard chocolate layer. According to Burt, the value of the new process was in its sanitation and cleanliness. Instead of opening a store to sell his new Good Humor bars, Burt organized a fleet of ice-cream trucks with bells and carefully trained white-clad salesmen. When its founder died in 1926, the company went public and successfully expanded across much of the U.S. Unilever subsidiary Lipton purchased Good Humor in 1961.


Classic Concessions said...

Just as a note of correction Good Humor was concieved in 1920 not 1923

Jim Riley said...

Thanks! We strive for accuracy!!!