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2012-05-30 22:24:00

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate, one of the world's leading chocolate manufacturers, announced today that it has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020. The company stated that it had met its 2011 goal of purchasing 10 percent of its total cocoa supply as certified sustainable, and in 2012 it will exceed its original target of...

2012-04-23 22:21:38

Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation partner on international investment fund with first US$1.3m (1m euros) investment from Starbucks BRUSSELS, BONN, Germany, and WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation announced they are establishing the first fund to focus on the unmet demand of smallholder farmers for long-term loans. Starbucks Coffee Company...

2012-04-13 14:20:37

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today published its 2011 Almanac. New data reveals that the organization had another record setting year for coffee--over 138 million pounds of Fair Trade Certified(TM) coffee were imported into the United States, a 32 percent increase over 2010. This growth in imports enabled Fair Trade coffee cooperatives to earn an unprecedented $17 million in...

2012-03-06 10:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified(TM) products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last year. The data, from SPINS LLC, indicates that sales of Fair Trade Certified products grew fastest in the mass merchant - mainstream grocery, food and drug - channel, which saw a 95 percent increase in Fair Trade Certified...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned certification label and significant revisions to its Multiple Ingredients Product Policy. The changes will better serve the needs of farmers, businesses and consumers that look to the Fair Trade Certified label to ensure that rigorous standards, transparency and efforts to provide the greatest impact...

2011-12-05 08:00:00

LONDON and SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that Fairtrade International, the international non-profit that tackles poverty and injustice through trade, is implementing NetSuite OneWorld, the first and only cloud-based system to deliver real-time global business management to enterprises with multinational and multi-subsidiary operations....

2011-10-06 08:44:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate Fair Trade Month this October with a delicious cup of Numi Organic Tea (www.numitea.com), recently named the leading brand importer of Fair Trade Certified teas and teasans in the United States for 2010. Numi's Fair Trade Certified teas are certified by Fair Trade USA, which guarantees that farmers are paid a fair wage for their labor and receive a community development premium which they can collectively invest in programs including...

2011-10-04 13:12:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is...

2011-09-27 02:00:00

MT. OLIVE, N.J. and BONN, Del., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International today announced a new agreement to introduce the first Fairtrade labeled Mars product and to work together to enable farmers to have sustainable livelihoods and substantially increased productivity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110927/NY75188LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110927/NY75188LOGO-b ) At the heart of the agreement is a shared ambition to...

2011-09-19 09:00:00

A Decade Later, Hershey Lags Behind in Eliminating Abuses in its Chocolate WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the tenth anniversary of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, Global Exchange, Green America, and International Labor Rights Forum issued the following statement: "Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement signed by the country's largest chocolate companies to put an end to forced child labor in their cocoa supply chains by July of...