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Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, has increased its wide range of Fairtrade goodies with additions to its winter hot drinks menu.
As a new initiative aimed at empowering women flower farm workers launches in Ethiopia, The Fairtrade Foundation today (20 March 2019) welcomed the support of the project’s UK funder, the retailer Aldi.
The Fairtrade Foundation has responded to the publication of tariffs that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, by asking for more information on how these changes might impact developing country producers.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report Ripe for Change which highlights the cruel paradox that people producing our food are at risk of going hungry themselves, and calls for a fundamental shift in the way that UK supermarkets do business, to one that is built on greater respect for human and labour rights.
The article in the Mail on Sunday (UNfairtrade! Farmers picking ‘ethically produced’ roses sold in Sainsbury’s paid just 48p per hour which is less than the ‘living wage’ set by Fairtrade charity) rightly notes that despite earning above the minimum wage the workers are not yet at the level of a living wage, which remains Fairtrade’s ultimate goal.
Co-op becomes first UK retailer to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa.
Fairtrade sales bucked the contracting grocery market trend and the falling pound to see volume growth across some of its core areas including bananas and coffee, whilst other areas like wine and gold also showed growth.
This year, St Valentine’s Day will mark the tenth anniversary of Co-op launching its first ever range of Fairtrade roses. Since 2007, the ethical retailer has gone on to buy 100million stems of Fairtrade flowers, delivering almost £1.5 million in Fairtrade Premium to support flower farm communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.