Fairtrade sales break the GBP1bn barrier
Sainsbury's hopes to almost double the value of its Fairtrade sales over the next four years, the UK supermarket group said today (28 February).
Passing the GBP1bn (US$1.6bn) mark in the UK is a significant milestone for Fairtrade but in spite of its mainstream success, the organisation aims to retain its campaigning ethos. Harriet Lamb, executive director of the Fairtrade Foundation, told Ben Cooper how.
Sales of Fairtrade products have bucked the recession in the UK, rising by 40% and topping the GBP1bn (US1.6bn) mark for the first time.
The Co-operative Group's commercial director for food has said the UK retailer faces a "huge challenge" as it looks to implement a series of new corporate and social responsibility commitments.
The Co-operative Group has unveiled what it describes as the "most radical sustainability programme in UK corporate history".
UK grocery retailer Sainsbury's has seen sales of Fairtrade products jump by 27% over the past year. The retailer said today (14 February) that sales of Fairtrade products have continued…