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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
UK teenagers are not the apathetic, self-interested generation they’re often portrayed as – they care about global issues, want businesses to act more ethically, and are willing to take action to bring about change, according to a survey commissioned by the
To celebrate 20 years since the FAIRTRADE Mark launched in the UK, the Fairtrade Foundation is inviting the UK public to nominate their favourite Fairtrade product for a special award. Nominations can be made online at www.fairtrade.org.uk/favourite from now until 10am on 25
As the organic movement seeks to raise awareness of food produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods this September (Organic September: www.soilassociation.org/smallchangesbigdifference), a new survey of food symbols and endorsements found on many products in supermarkets and other retailers reveals
The Co-operative Food urges shoppers to take the ‘Fairtrade Wine Challenge’ and discounts selected lines
The Co-operative Food is celebrating 10 years of Fairtrade Mark wines this year, and, to mark the occasion, the retailer is encouraging shoppers to take the ‘Fairtrade Wine Challenge’ by trying one of the wines from its delicious, market-leading Fairtrade
The Co-operative Food claims to be introducing the world’s first fairly-traded own-brand rubber gloves, as it becomes the first supermarket to switch its range to fair trade sourcing. Launching into selected stores nationwide throughout February 2014, the household gloves are
Shoppers aged under-35 are more likely than their older counterparts to shop ethically, cook from scratch and are more than twice as likely to think they will be better off in the year ahead, according to research from IGD ShopperVista.
The Co-operative Food is launching two premium own-brand chocolate boxes at great-value prices, which it claims make great Christmas stocking fillers. Now available in stores nationwide, The Co-operative’s Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Belgian Chocolates (170g) and Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Belgian Milk
Michael Jary has been appointed the new chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fairtrade Foundation. Jary is a business strategy consultant who brings a wealth of strategic and commercial expertise in the retail and consumer industries. He was