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Fair Trade USA’s innovative application provides the first user-generated, national directory of Fair Trade Certified™ products and their purchase locations

OAKLAND, CALIF. (October 4, 2011) – This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters.

Making Fair Trade More Accessible for More Companies to Increase Producer Impact with Fair Trade Certified Coffee

OAKLAND (September 28, 2011)—Fair Trade USA, the leading nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently introduced a new innovation strategy entitled Fair Trade for All. This bold new vision will double the impact of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee by 2015 and make Fair Trade more accessible to companies of all sizes.
San Francisco Bay Area (September 26, 2011)—Fair Trade USA, the leading nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a globally-respected, independent third-party certification company, announced details of their new strategic partnership today.

GMCR makes $300,000 grant to Fair Trade USA; Launches Green Mountain Coffee Campaign to Support Fair Trade Month

Waterbury, Vt. and Oakland, Calif.— September 22, 2011 — Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the United States has named Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in the world for 2010. In calendar year 2010, GMCR purchased over 26 million pounds of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee.
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