Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. (NNM:DRYR) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 23, 2000 that reflect continued improvements in its profit performance. The Company earned $.31 per diluted common share in the quarter, a 19 percent improvement over earnings of $.26 per diluted common share for the third quarter of 1999. The results reflect strong sales growth of the Company's premium and superpremium products and significant improvements in operating margins. The Company also detailed in a separate release that it has entered into a new long-term distribution agreement with Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., and that it has made acquisitions of regional ice cream distributors to expand the Company's penetration in both the grocery and non-grocery channels.