Brazilian coffee farmers link with mass market coffee consumers
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 18, 2009) - Today, Walmart, TransFair USA, SEBRAE-Minas Gerais and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that a new Fair Trade Certified coffee from Brazil will be sold to Sam's Club members across the country. The two new Fair Trade Certified™ Member's Mark coffee options will be available in more than 600 Sam's Club locations in the United States.
BOSTON, Mass. (May 7, 2009) On the morning of Wednesday, May 13, an estimated 20,000 T riders will be rewarded for their environmentally-friendly decision to use public transportation. Volunteers from TransFair USA, the non-profit that certifies Fair Trade Certified™ products in the United States, will distribute free coupons to be redeemed for hot or iced Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee® at Bruegger's Bakery-Cafés, plus a coupon worth $2.50 off a package of Green Mountain Coffee at local grocery stores.
EMBARGO: 00.01 HRS GMT Friday, 17 April 2009 – A global survey released today demonstrates that support for Fairtrade is on the rise. Ahead of World Fair Trade Day on 9 May, this first ever global consumer survey on Fairtrade shows that shoppers increasingly expect companies to be more accountable and fair in dealing with producers in developing countries. The survey by GlobeScan was commissioned by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) with a sample size of 14,500 in 15 countries.
Research Study and Sales Figures Show that Consumer Interest in Fair Trade Certified Remains Strong
OAKLAND, Calif. (April 16, 2009) – With apologies to Mark Twain, reports of Fair Trade’s recession-induced death have been greatly exaggerated.