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04/27/2012
When Paul Rice launched Fair Trade USA 14 years ago, it wasn’t easy. He didn't draw a paycheck for six months. The second year, he went without for another six months. But the early struggles, he says, were cake compared with the challenge he faces shifting an already successful business model.
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.
04/12/2012
Company top buyer of Fair Trade Certified™ bananas, pineapples and flowers in the U.S. under Whole Trade Guarantee label; reaches $2.5 million mark
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. 
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