AUGUST 12, 2013 - WATERBURY, Vt. – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, announces that it has been recognized by Fair Trade USA as the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in 2012, for the third consecutive year.
In general, coffee pickers, migrant workers and farmworkers are the most vulnerable groups involved in coffee production. Moreover, they have traditionally not been included in the coffee industry’s sustainability efforts.
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Starbucks Corp. SBUX -1.37% and Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM -2.12%have helped to bring Fair Trade certified coffee into mainstream consciousness, and extended the category to other products including spices, tea, produce and wine.
Fair Trade certified apparel may be next.