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Fair Trade USA Launches Campaign to Increase Awareness of Fair Trade and Deliver Record Impact to Farmers and Workers across the Globe

OAKLAND, CALIF. (Oct. 1, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, kicked off the ninth-annual Fair Trade Month today with the launch of a campaign that underscores the power consumers have to make every purchase matter. In 2012 alone, more than 120 new Fair Trade Certified™ products were launched, making it possible for shoppers to find the label in nearly every aisle of the grocery store, in restaurants and cafes, and online.  
OAKLAND, Calif. (September 21, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced that Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, has been elected to the non-profit organization’s Board of Directors.
WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, announced it has increased its impact in coffee-growing communities through its coffee purchasing, community investments and stakeholder engagement, in line with its ongoing sustainability efforts. GMCR continues to strengthen its commitment to fair trade as part of its sustainable coffee sourcing strategy.

Fair Trade USA Extends Certification Services to Canadian Brands under Globally-Registered Label

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, is offering Fair Trade certification services for products sold in Canada under a globally-registered label.  This cross-border expansion is designed to deliver more impact to more farmers and workers by offering a simple labeling solution to companies working with Fair Trade USA in multiple countries. 
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