A family enjoys the visitor attractions at Ben & Jerrys factory in Waterbury, Vermont on June 24, 2021.

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Shares of consumer goods giant Unilever rose more than 5% Tuesday after the company announced plans to separate its ice cream unit, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum, as part of a restructuring that will impact 7,500 jobs.

“The proposed changes are expected to impact around 7,500 predominantly office-based roles globally, with total restructuring costs now anticipated to be around 1.2% of Group turnover for the next three years (up from the around 1% of Group turnover previously communicated),” a statement said.

Shares of Unilever were up 5.6% at 8:10 London time, moments after the announcement.

The restructuring will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025, the company said. It is anticipated to deliver total cost savings of around 800 million euros ($868.3 million).

Unilever said the restructuring would allow it to become “a simpler, more focused company,” with four distinct business divisions across beauty and wellbeing, personal care, home care and nutrition.

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