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Fairtrade sees support from UK consumers

Volumes of Fairtrade tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas all grew in the UK in 2015 as consumers showed support for Fairtrade, according to the organisation, and these increased volumes will, it said, lead to greater financial premiums to Fairtrade farmers and workers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean.
Fairtrade reported positive volume growth in four […]

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Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

    Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

€4.9 billion ($6.6 billion) was spent globally on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures by Fairtrade International. Around the globe, retail sales of Fairtrade certified products increased by a total of 12% compared to 2010. In Fairtrade’s biggest market, the UK, shoppers spent 12% more on Fairtrade products. In Fairtrade’s first and oldest […]

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen significant growth with increases respectively of 34% and 21% over 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all showing steady growth. Critically, this means that Fairtrade Premiums, […]

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Mars to Introduce First Fairtrade Product

    Mars to Introduce First Fairtrade Product

Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International have announced a new agreement to introduce the first Fairtrade labelled Mars product and to work together to enable farmers to have sustainable livelihoods through and substantially increased productivity. As part of the initial phase of the agreement, the first Mars product to carry the Fairtrade Mark will be Maltesers, […]

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Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

    Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

Contrary to what might be expected during the recession, Fairtrade sales continue to grow in Ireland. In 2010 consumer spending on Fairtrade Certified products grew by an impressive 17%, from €118m in 2009 to €138m in 2010. Ireland now has one of the highest per capita spends on Fairtrade Certified products anywhere in the world.
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