Making Fair Trade More Accessible for More Companies to Increase Producer Impact with Fair Trade Certified Coffee
OAKLAND (September 28, 2011)—Fair Trade USA, the leading nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, recently introduced a new innovation strategy entitled Fair Trade for All. This bold new vision will double the impact of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee by 2015 and make Fair Trade more accessible to companies of all sizes.
San Francisco Bay Area (September 26, 2011)—Fair Trade USA, the leading nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a globally-respected, independent third-party certification company, announced details of their new strategic partnership today.
GMCR makes $300,000 grant to Fair Trade USA; Launches Green Mountain Coffee Campaign to Support Fair Trade Month
Waterbury, Vt. and Oakland, Calif.— September 22, 2011 — Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the United States has named Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in the world for 2010. In calendar year 2010, GMCR purchased over 26 million pounds of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee.
10,000 Fair Trade Certified Products Now on U.S. Store Shelves; New Ingredients Policy for Product Transparency & Greater Impact for Farmers and Workers
Oakland, Calif. (September 21, 2011)—Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today released the latest SPINS sales figures, showing overwhelming growth across mainstream, gourmet and specialty grocery channels. The nonprofit organization also announced an updated ingredients policy to dramatically increase product transparency and maximize impact for farmers and workers. Additionally, Fair Trade USA announced that there are now 10,000 Fair Trade Certified™ products on U.S.