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I’m on my way back from the Nielsen Consumer 360 Conference, an annual gathering of the ‘big dogs’ of the food world. They get together to discuss how to more efficiently manage their businesses and increase sales. Believe me when I say they have it down to a science.
The Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) announced this week that the Fairtrade social premium on coffee will increase from 5 cents per pound to 10 cents per pound for Fair Trade coffee in a few months. The premium, paid by coffee buyers in addition to the coffee price, is a key and unique feature of the Fair Trade system. Most people only think of Fair Trade in terms of floor prices, which are intended to cover cost of production and act as a safety net for small farmers.