Owner of Eskimo Pie to change its 'derogatory' name
June 21, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Eskimo Pie is changing its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar, the latest brand to reckon with racially charged logos and marketing.
"We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory," said Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for its parent Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, the U.S. subsidiary for Froneri, in a statement. "This move is part of a larger review to ensure our company and brands reflect our people values."
The treat was patented by Christian Kent Nelson of...