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Organic and fair trade accreditation

Accreditation: Is it really worth it?

Many 21st century consumers want to know whether manufacturers and retailers are dealing ethically. Checking for an organic or fair trade logo is often a first step. But do the costs of accreditation reap sufficient...

UK: Sainsbury’s predicts fairtrade boost

UK: Sainsbury’s predicts fairtrade boost

Sainsbury’s has predicted that its fairtrade sales will grow by 145% to GBP130m (US$255m) in 2007. The supermarket group, which has the most fairtrade sales of any UK retailer, added that it expects fairtrade sales to increase to GBP200m by 2008.

UK: Fairtrade and ethical spending on the up

UK: Fairtrade and ethical spending on the up

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.

EU: Ministers agree organic labelling law in principal

EU: Ministers agree organic labelling law in principal

The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers yesterday (19 December) made significant progress on approving an EU-wide system for labelling organic foodstuffs, which should involve an ‘EU ORGANIC’ label for certified products.

French consumers driven by price, shun organics

They may enjoy a reputation for fine dining and gourmet tastes, but French consumers are increasingly looking at price tags when grocery shopping. With obesity on the rise and environmental…

Are organics really a win-win investment?

In a slow growth industry where innovation is paramount, mainstream food producers are increasingly drawn to the lucrative organic sector. The rewards are enticing, but the path to profit can…

Can Fairtrade make a difference?

Fairtrade labelling is an increasingly common sight on western supermarket shelves. Consumers with a conscience are seeking out products which they know have been sourced at a fair price from…