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Downturn set to put ethical trade to the test

The UK's Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) marked its tenth birthday last week with a major conference in London. A multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at improving labour standards in supply chains, ETI has been a major influence...

UK: M&S puts biofuel plans on hold

UK: M&S puts biofuel plans on hold

UK retail chain Marks and Spencer has put attempts to use more biofuels, originally part of its GBP200m (US$346.9m) Plan A eco-scheme, on the back burner.

Ethical consumerism moves into the mainstream

Ethical consumerism moves into the mainstream

The launch of fairtrade products by mainstream multinational food companies has been dismissed by some as the cynical exploitation of ethical consumerism. But does the fact that fairtrade is now attracting such interest underline the growing importance of ethical concerns to consumers? Chris Brook-Carter reports.

Market trends drive new product agenda

New product development can be undertaken for a host of reasons but capitalising on major market trends, such as organic, health and wellness and convenience, has arguably become the key…

UK: Cadbury Schweppes buys Green & Black’s

UK confectionery and soft drinks group Cadbury Schweppes has bought organic chocolate brand Green & Black's. The takeover of Green & Black's, the UK’s fastest growing confectionery brand will enable…