Streets (ice cream)

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Streets
Streets Ice Cream
Subsidiary
Industry Food processing
Founded 1934; 84 years ago (1934) in Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Founder Edwin (Ted) Street
Headquarters Minto, Sydney, Australia
Products Ice cream
Brands Paddle Pop, Golden Gaytime, Cornetto, Magnum, Splice, Viennetta, Bubble O' Bill
Number of employees
201[1] (2017)
Parent Unilever
Website streetsicecream.com.au

Streets is an Australian ice-cream brand owned by the multi-national British-Dutch company Unilever. It is part of Unilever's ice cream brand Heartbrand. The company is in a long term contract with dairy company Dairy Farmers.

In 2017 Unilever applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current enterprise agreement on wages and conditions and return factory workers to award conditions. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, which represents the workers, warned that they face a pay cut of up to 46 per cent. The union called on Australians to boycott Streets products in protest.[2] A settlement was negotiated in November 2017.[3]

Founding and history[edit]

Streets was founded in Corrimal, New South Wales, in the 1930s by Edwin "Ted" Street and his wife Daisy and is now Australia's largest ice-cream manufacturer. He set up a distribution depot at Bexley and then a factory where products were manufactured at in the Sydney suburb of Turrella until 1996, when production moved to a new facility in Minto. Today most cream-based products are produced at Minto, while water-based products are imported from Asia.[4]

Streets introduced the Paddle Pop in 1953, and sold over ninety million units by century's end. It is per capita the world's best selling ice cream.[5]

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The logo that it uses is the same Heartbrand logo that HB Ice Cream in Ireland use, Wall's ice cream, Good Humor, GB Glace, Selecta, Kibon and Algida use in the United Kingdom, United States, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina and Italy respectively; all brands are owned by Unilever.[6]

In 2013, Streets will be included in Fiji and Nauru.

Brands / Products[edit]

The following are brands/products sold under the Streets name.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unilever calls on union to work constructively to secure Streets factory future". unilever.com.au. 
  2. ^ Patty, Anna (29 October 2017). "Cone of silence: Streets ice-cream boycott to be launched on Sunday". Retrieved 30 October 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "Streets workers end boycott". news.com.au. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Streets FAQ". streets.com.au. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Garton, Stephen, "Street, Edwin (Ted) (1891–1975)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 19 November 2015 
  6. ^ "Heartbrand". unileverbestfoods.com. 23 November 2006. Archived from the original on 23 November 2006. 
  7. ^ "Streets Brands on Unilever's site". unilever.com.au. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2017.