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05/18/2012

Community Development Premiums Empower and Improve Fair Trade Farming Communities; Impact Driven by Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization and the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently released its 2011 Almanac, an annual publication which provides detailed information on the supply and impact of Fair Trade Certified products. According to the Almanac, in 2011 farmers and farm workers earned almost $22 million in community development premiums, up over 50 percent from 2010.
04/13/2012

Fair Trade USA Shares Results to Date of Innovations to Strengthen Cooperatives; Include More People; and Extend Opportunities for Multi-Stakeholder Participation

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 13, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today published its 2011 Almanac.
03/06/2012

Fair Trade USA Releases New Sales Data from SPINS at Natural Products Expo West

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 6, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last year. The data, from SPINS LLC, indicates that sales of Fair Trade Certified products grew fastest in the mass merchant – mainstream grocery, food and drug – channel, which saw a 95 percent increase in Fair Trade Certified product sales in 2011. 
01/18/2012

Transparency, Clarity and Impact at the Core of U.S. Certifier’s Policy and Label Evolution

OAKLAND, CA (January 18, 2012) -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned certification label and significant revisions to its Multiple Ingredients Product Policy. The changes will better serve the needs of farmers, businesses and consumers that look to the Fair Trade Certified label to ensure that rigorous standards, transparency and efforts to provide the greatest impact possible have been met.
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