A multi-country survey released today shows that nine in 10 (91%) British shoppers are familiar with the FAIRTRADE Mark and believe it reflects their personal values.
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UK retail coffee brand Percol today announces it is the first coffee brand to receive the official Plastic Free Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet (APP).
Morocco Gold, the award winning single estate, extra virgin olive oil, from olives grown and pressed in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains; has secured its first major retail listings in Central London. From this month, Morocco Gold will be
Gluten free pudding LillyPuds is renowned for its light and delicious traditional and gluten free Christmas puddings that are packed full with the best, hand-selected ingredients and now for 2018, it has created a brand new range of artisan treats which
Devon-based coffee roaster, Spiller & Tait, has released the results of its first annual survey of coffee drinking habits in UK households, which shows an increasing sophistication in the way people are making coffee as they strive to recreate at
At Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle, Starbucks took the stage to share how they’re innovating with Microsoft to help them create exceptional experiences – in the cloud and in the store – and enable partners (employees) to spend more time
Three small independent businesses from Greater Manchester and Cheshire have set up shop as part of a series of pop up retail and leisure outlets being introduced by Bruntwood.
British Airways is partnering with British specialty roaster, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, to provide customers with great tasting coffee in the air and on the ground.
Nearly a quarter of adults never think about who produces their food and drink, Fairtrade Foundation reports
Tea, and increasingly coffee, is firmly entrenched in the British way of life, with more than 60 billion cups drunk each year in the UK. But a new poll reveals that not enough people are making the unconscious link between
With the launch of PÅTÅR, the new IKEA coffee range is now both UTZ certified and EU Organic certified. Sourcing UTZ certified and organic coffee is part of the IKEA efforts to ensure food ingredients are from responsible and more
Progress made in Unilever’s labour practices in Vietnam, but significant challenges remain, says Oxfam
A new report published today by Oxfam finds Unilever’s overall commitment to labour rights in its Vietnam supply chain has improved over the last three years, but that significant challenges remain. The report follows a previous study in 2013 which highlighted
The Fairtrade Foundation and leading food on-the-go retailer Greggs are proud to announce that from Thursday 5 May, customers will be able to buy Fairtrade bananas in 350 of its shops as part of the chain's commitment to extending its
As thousands of people get ready to get behind Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 (29 February to 13 March) positive volume growth in four out of the five main Fairtrade food categories – coffee, tea, bananas and cocoa – all
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has reached an important milestone with the launch of the 20,000th MSC labelled product, Las Cuarenta Paella. The ready-made frozen meal is now available in Netto stores across Germany. The paella contains pollock from Alaska
This Fairtrade Fortnight leading Fairtrade chocolate company Divine responds to the recent warnings that the supply of cocoa for chocolate could run out, and argues that increasing farmer remuneration for cocoa is key to a sustainable future for chocolate. Recent
For the first time, seafood lovers hoping to impress their Valentine can show that they care about the future of the oceans, as well as the future of their romance, by serving up fresh, native European oysters that have been
On 10 February, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the winners of the first Global Change Award, an annual innovation challenge for circular fashion initiated by the non-profit H&M Conscious Foundation. The most votes, and a grant of €300,000,
Soil Association Certification’s first ever free webinar specifically for suppliers will discuss how ethical sourcing can help improve their business. The Food for Life Catering Mark runs a successful Supplier Scheme, giving suppliers a chance to up their ethical credentials
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 will feature a giant Fairtrade breakfast to inspire UK public to sit down for breakfast in support of the farmers who grow the food we have every morning, such as coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas. Lack of food
New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that discount supermarket, Lidl has more than doubled its range of sustainably sourced seafood over the last year to become the UK’s third largest retailer of MSC certified produce, behind Sainsbury’s
UK shoppers rarely venture beyond the ‘big five’ fish - salmon, tuna, cod, prawns and haddock - but with sustainable, seasonal favourites like lobster, crab and caviar on sale for less than a fiver, Christmas is the ideal time to
Some of Europe’s biggest businesses are among the first companies to commit to buying the innovative Fairtrade Carbon Credits which were launched during the UN climate change talks in Paris today.
Traidcraft creates Christmas video tearjerker to help people consider buying fair trade during the festive season
The sentimental John Lewis advert may have provoked a few trembling lips but now the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Traidcraft is creating its own Christmas video tearjerker to help people consider buying fair trade during the festive season and
Netto, the Scandinavian discounter, is to sell a sustainably-sourced Whole Cooked Lobster for £4.50 as part of its Christmas range this festive season, making it the cheapest sustainable lobster in the UK this year. On Saturday, Lidl claimed a market first with
Shoppers in the UK have increased their grocery spend on sustainable fish and seafood, according to the latest retail sales figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In the year to 31 March 2015, UK shoppers spent an estimated £403m*