US: Divine chocolate plans Valentine’s Day launch
Divine Chocolate is planning to launch its brand of fairtrade premium chocolates in the US on Valentine's Day (14 February).
Divine, the world's first farmer-owned chocolate company, is establishing a US company through which it will enter the market. The company is owned by African cocoa farmers who have a stake in the company's profits.
Whole Foods Market opened its first organic and natural goods superstore outside North America, in central London yesterday (6 June). Appealing to high-end shoppers, the US niche retailer has indicate...
Environmental issues are far more prominent in public debate today than a few years ago but Dean Best wonders how widespread such concerns really are among ordinary consumers. And by the same token, a...
In spite of growth in areas such as organic chocolate and functional products, the German confectionery sector has been hard going in recent years, as consumer health concerns have changed consumer bu...
Ethical consumerism, the growth of the Internet, emerging markets and the threat private equity takeovers represent to retailers were among the wide range of issues discussed at the IGD Global Retaili...
Functional and healthy foods catering for clearly defined consumer groups, or even personalised individual diets, will be the staple fare of food companies in 2030, according to speakers at a conferen...
Consumer spending on fairtrade products has risen by 63% over the past two-years, with one-in-five shoppers buying fairtrade goods in the past month, compared to one-in-nine two years ago....
Environmental and social justice pressure group Co-op America is launching a campaign to urge major grocery retailers to make Fairtrade bananas more widely available in their stores....
The amount of money spent on Fairtrade products soared by 41% in 2006, according to the latest figures from the sector....
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