From Fairtrade chocolate to flowers, wine, ice cream and coffee – big name retailers and companies across the UK and Ireland continue to embrace Fairtrade, boosting funds for Fairtrade programmes for communities in the Global South.
Articles in category: Fairtrade
For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from today, 10 October 2019.
As Chocolate Week fast approaches, two brands committed to the Fairtrade mission have joined forces to offer a mouth-wateringly tasty treat. FAIR. Drinks and Divine Chocolate have partnered up to create unique cocktails with a chocolate twist which combine FAIR’s
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.
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
One and a half million farmers and workers benefit from increased sales of Fairtrade products, new report shows
One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report . Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business
Fairtrade-certified soft drinks Lemonaid and ChariTea have today, 21 July 2015 hit shelves at Harrods in London. Made by Lemonaid Beverages, an ethical beverage company founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2009, Lemonaid and its sister ChariTea were launched in the UK in May
Starbucks and Fairtrade are celebrating the fifth anniversary of 100% Fairtrade-certified Starbucks Espresso Roast at the London Coffee Festival. Starbucks serves Espresso Roast as standard in core beverages as well as seasonal favourites such as Pumpkin Spiced Latte in Europe, the
The Fairtrade Foundation will join more than 250 coffee roasters, cafés and other exhibitors at this year’s London Coffee Festival (30 April – 3 May 2015), to showcase a selection of the high quality coffees that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark, and to
Many of the UK’s leading retailers and brands are supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (23 February – 8 March, 2015), a two-week national campaign that will encourage UK shoppers to “choose products that change lives”. First launched in 1995, this
Fairtrade Africa and the Fairtrade Foundation have launched a three-year project that will empower women coffee farmers in Kenya, and grow the East African market for Fairtrade certified coffee. Despite contributing up to 70% of the labour required to plant,
Despite deflation in the grocery sector, early estimates from the Fairtrade Foundation based on the first three-quarters of the year suggest that Fairtrade sales have held steady in 2014. During the first nine months of the year there was sales
Shoppers across the UK have bombarded Asda and Tesco’s head offices and local stores with more than 100,000 emails over the last four weeks, in a public campaign that calls for the retailers to switch their bananas to Fairtrade. In Bristol,
Waitrose has announced that its entire range of own-label speciality baking sugars has been switched to Fairtrade, with small-scale farmers in Mauritius set to benefit from every bag that is sold. The supermarket offers seven own-label speciality sugars, ranging from
The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on UK consumers and businesses to continue buying Fairtrade cane sugar, even if the recent crash in sugar prices within the EU means they could save a couple of pence a bag by switching to