Buying Fairtrade bananas

One in three bananas bought in the UK is Fairtrade and it makes a huge difference to thousands of farmers, workers and their families.

Farmer cleaning bananas for exportThe price of a banana bought in a UK supermarket has dropped from around 18p a decade ago to just 11p now. The result is that for farmers and workers in countries like Colombia and the Dominican Republic, growing bananas for a living is becoming unsustainable.

But buying Fairtrade bananas in the UK means that producers are guaranteed a minimum price, get an extra premium to invest in their community and have improved workplace conditions and protection.

Read more about Fairtrade banana farmers and workers

Where to buy Fairtrade Bananas


The Co-operative

The first UK Supermarket to sell Fairtrade bananas and first to sell in all stores. Today all of our bananas are Fairtrade.

Sainsbury's logo


Sainsbury's was the first major UK supermarket to convert its bananas to 100% Fairtrade in 2007.



Waitrose is proud to be the first retailer to sell 100% Fairtrade bananas. Choose from our selection of loose and bagged bunches.