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With the recent arrival of mainstream coffee chain Starbucks into the US market for fair trade food products, there are clear indications that fair trade is changing. No longer the preserve of charity organisations, fair trade brands are highly visible in the major multiples

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Imports of fairtrade certified products into the US have risen to “record highs” this year, fairtrade body TransFair USA has claimed. | 12 Oct 2006

Ben & Jerry’s will expand its fairtrade certified range of ice creams, becoming the largest ice cream and frozen food manufacturer to offer fairtrade ingredients. | 31 Aug 2006

TransFair USA, the only independent certifier of fairtrade products in the US, has announced the appointment of Dave Rochlin as chief operating officer, effective immediately. | 31 Oct 2005

Fairtrade groups have welcomed the announcement by fastfood giant McDonald’s that it is partnering Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to sell Newman's Own Organics Blend coffee in more than 650 McDonald's restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Albany, NY. | 21 Apr 2005

US ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, has said it is introducing three new flavours of ice cream made with Fair Trade coffee. | 14 Mar 2005

Organic and natural sugar supplier Wholesome Sweeteners is launching a new ‘Fair Trade Certified’ sugar. | 16 Nov 2004

The fair trade movement appears to be gathering momentum; the number of new fair trade products being introduced is on the increase in Canada and the US, while over in the UK Oxfam has opened the UK’s first fair trade coffee shop. | 5 Apr 2004

US supermarket chain Giant Food, a unit of Dutch retail giant Ahold, has announced that it is to enter a partnership with fair trade certifier TransFair USA to offer five varieties of Fair Trade Certified coffee in its Giant and Super G stores. | 29 Mar 2004

US certifier of fair trade products, TransFair USA has said that it certified 18.7 million pounds of coffee during 2003, compared to 9.8 million pounds in the previous 12 months. | 22 Jan 2004

US natural and organic food retailer Wild Oats Markets has announced that it has become the first US food retailer to offer Fair Trade Certified bananas. | 19 Jul 2002

TransFair USA announced today [Friday] that Republican Pete Stark has introduced a House Resolution expressing the sense of Congress that all branches of the Federal Government should limit purchases of coffee to that which is Fair Trade Certified.     The Fair Trade Certified label is a guarantee that farmers:

Green Mountain Coffee has introduced two new Fair Trade certified coffees, High Andes Blend and High Andes Decaf, but they are both limited edition and will only be available until 28 June 2002. High Andes Blend features Fair Trade certified coffees from the Colombian and Peruvian Andes. High Andes Decaf is also from the Andes. | 10 Apr 2002

Seattle Coffee Company (SCC), parent company of Seattle's Best Coffee® and Torrefazione Italia® Coffee and a subsidiary of AFC Enterprises, has entered into an agreement with Ralphs Supermarkets to sell both its brands of specialty coffees in 333 Ralphs Supermarkets throughout northern and southern California.

Press Release | 16 Nov 2001

November 15, 2001 (SEATTLE, Wash.)--Seattle's Best Coffee®, LLC, a subsidiary of AFCEnterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFCE) has reached an agreement with RTG Business Enterprises, LP, to develop 16 new cafes in Austin and Waco, Texas by 2006.  The addition of the RTG Business Enterprises, LP development agreement boosts Seattle's Best Coffee's total commitments signed worldwide this year to 99.

Press Release | 19 Oct 2001

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced yesterday that it is moving forward with the expansion of two of its current programs to help address the plight of coffee farmers and their families in origin countries.

Press Release | 26 Apr 2001

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) yesterday launches a five-week coffee promotion to build awareness of its Fair Trade Certified coffee. The coffee, which is certified through Starbucks alliance with TransFair USA, will be promoted in more than 2,400 company-owned retail stores across the United States, highlighting its commitment to improving the lives of farmers in origin countries.

Press Release | 14 Nov 2000

Bucks County Coffee Co., the super-premium roaster of specialty coffee, announces on Wednesday, November 15 the formation of a strategic alliance with TransFair USA to market Fair Trade Certified coffee in the company's 37 retail locations, through the website, and to its wholesale division.

Press Release | 25 Sep 2000

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) will begin offering Fair Trade certified coffee through its extensive network of more than 2,300 company-owned retail stores in the United States on October 4. Additionally, beginning October 23, Starbucks will offer Fair Trade coffee to more than 400 colleges and universities in the country currently serving Starbucks® coffee.

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