Starbucks, Unilever partner on ice cream licensing deal

SEATTLE According to reports, Starbucks Corp. has announced that it has signed a deal with London, England-based food manufacturer Unilever for the marketing and distribution of Starbucks ice cream items. Starbucks and Unilever have been previously involved as distribution partners for Starbucks’ Tazo tea business.

According to Starbucks, Unilever has been hired on to develop ice cream products based on popular Starbucks coffee drinks. The British food manufacture is well-known for owning and distributing Breyers, Good Humor and Klondike ice cream brands internationally. Starbucks has been in the business of producing and marketing coffee-flavored ice creams for 12 years.

Details of the deal have not yet been released.

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