Fair Trade USA Announces Partial Import and Premium Data for 2010; Data Suggests Consumer Preference for Sustainable Development over Traditional Charity
OAKLAND, CALIF. (Nov. 17, 2010) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade’s approach to community empowerment and sustainable development continues to demonstrate strong growth across the board, with increases in additional income generated, farmers and workers served and imports certified.
Event celebrates culmination of three-year Fair Trade coffee quality development program in Brazil
BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Nov. 9, 2010 –Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories respectively. The competition, which is a specialized tasting to assess coffee quality, capped off three years of intensive quality training for farmers and was attended by high-ranking Brazilian and U.S.
Nonprofit Organization Recognized for Pioneering Use of Technology to Improve Operations
OAKLAND, CA (October 27, 2010) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, announced today that it has received a 2010 Convio Innovator Award. Convio, which produces software for nonprofit organizations, sponsors the Convio Innovator Awards each year in order to honor nonprofit groups that have successfully integrated Convio technology and the Internet into their operations.
Fair Trade USA Releases Sales Data from SPINS at Natural Products Expo East, Announces New Products and New Partners During National Fair Trade Awareness Month and Honest Tea Converts All Iced Teas to Fair Trade Certified
OAKLAND, CA (October 14, 2010) –Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, celebrates National Fair Trade Awareness Month with a multitude of news announcements from household brand names to coincide with the Natural Products Expo East in Boston.