Co-op announces it’s the first UK retailer to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa.

On 25th February 2017, on the eve of Fairtrade Forthnight, announced that it is to become the first UK retailer to sell and use only Fairtrade cocoa in all of its products. Working in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation to create a new sourcing model, Co-op has now thrown down the gauntlet to other food retailers calling on them to follow its lead in increasing their commitment to Fairtrade cocoa farmers. Landmark Move The landmark move means that all cocoa in Co-op’s own-brand ranges will be bought entirely through a new retail-ready version…

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Fairtrade launches new Video Ad for Fairtrade Fortnight

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Fairtrade, in the UK, have released a powerful new video ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight titled “Don’t Feed Exploitation”. The advert, which is in many ways an anti-John Lewis style advert, in that it conveys an emotional message and does not make you come away feeling better about yourself. The video, feaures a powerful message and is an interesting way to shake people out of the complacency they might feel when buying food.  It starts with people stopping someone on a high street an explaining to them that they represent ‘Farley…

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