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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...

2011-10-04 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...

2011-09-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading U.S. certifier of Fair Trade products, today launched a new innovation strategy - Fair Trade for All - to double U.S. sales for Fair Trade farmers and extend Fair Trade benefits to millions of additional farmers and workers by 2015. This bold new vision will generate significantly more additional income and community development funding for farming communities around the world. Fair Trade USA's President and CEO made the...

2011-07-27 16:08:00

OAKLAND, Calif. and COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI), a collaborative research program of the specialty coffee industry, today announce a strategic partnership to provide industry-leading research to help all members of the Fair Trade coffee supply chain face the challenges of climate change. Throughout its first...

2011-04-25 11:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, reports new findings which confirm that the prominent appearance of the Fair Trade Certified(TM) label increases sales among coffee-buying consumers. To investigate the topic of consumer demand for Fair Trade products, researchers Jens Hainmueller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael J. Hiscox of Harvard University, and Sandra...

2011-03-07 09:54:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever. Sales of Fair Trade Certified(TM) products increased 24 percent at grocery stores during 2010. Today, consumers can find Fair Trade products in every aisle of the supermarket. Due to this broad availability, driven by more...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee®, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an important foundation for economic and social development. Fair Trade certification offers coffee farmers fair prices, community investment funds, and the...

2011-02-14 16:01:00

4,200+ Consumers Send Federal Trade Commission Letters Demanding Investigation of TransFair's 'FairWash' of Personal Care Brands Avon and Queen Helene; FTC Responds WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North America's largest consumer advocacy organization, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), which represents over 850,000 consumers, announced last month a new campaign to oppose the name change of the fair trade certifier TransFair USA to "Fair Trade USA." TransFair...

2011-01-10 13:16:00

Coalition Forms to Stop Rebranding of TransFair as 'Fair Trade USA' WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North America's largest consumer advocacy organization, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), which represents over 850,000 members, is coordinating a new campaign to oppose the name change of the fair trade certifier TransFair USA to "Fair Trade USA". TransFair has applied for the new name to be trademarked, along with the term "Fair Trade Certified". TransFair's...

2010-11-17 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. And, while Fair Trade awareness...