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Q&A with Scott Williams, AVP Quality Assurance and Environmental Stewardship at BJ's Wholesale Club
Fair Trade just got a whole lot sweeter! BJ's Wholesale Club now has a line of six bakery products that featured Fair Trade certifeid sugar and cocoa. This impressive commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainability was championed by Scott Williams, the AVP of Quality Assurance & Environmental Stewardship at BJ’s, after visiting Fair Trade sugar cane farmers in Belize and witnessing the impact firsthand. Read on to find out more about what inspired him to rethink the sugar in his favorite goodies.
Q&A with Molly Laverty, Manager of Sustainable Green Coffee Supply
Just over 100 years ago, Roy E. Farmer entered the coffee business. In the century to follow his little company grew into what is now Farmer Brothers, a coffee industry leader with a strong focus on sustainability and commitment to Fair Trade. Today we'd like to share a guest post from Molly Laverty, Farmer Brothers' Manager of Sustainable Green Coffee Supply.
This guest blog post comes to us from Brian Durkee, Chief Operating Officer at Numi Organic Tea. Having worked with Fair Trade Tea farmers since 2003, Brian has seen it all. He is a true champion for improving the lives of tea workers, and he was eager to help bring the same benefits to the producers of Numi's newest ingredient. Read on to learn more about the process: