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Italy’s Lavazza buys 80% stake in Canadian-based Kicking Horse Coffee

TURIN – The Lavazza Group today announced the purchase of a significant equity stake in Kicking Horse Coffee, Ltd. from the private-equity fund Swander Pace Capital, who had originally acquired the investment in 2012 in partnership with Jefferson Capital and United Natural Foods.

Africa: How well has the Fairtrade movement done in the last 2 decades?

LONDON, UK – Today, in London, like in many other parts of the West, if you want to top up on polyphenolic antioxidants or simply add some Vitamin C in your body, Fairtrade products such as fresh coffee and fresh bananas are some of the products widely available on the market to cater to your needs.

UTZ Coffee program grows in reach and market uptake, new report shows

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Over 2016 the UTZ coffee program continued to grow in reach and market uptake. New and growing commitments to source certified coffee by partners in Europe and the US resulted in a 35% increase in first buyer sales. Seventeen out of 20 top buyers also enlarged their volumes.

Ethical Bean Coffee honoured as Fairtrade Canada’s Licensee of the Year

VANCOUVER, Canada – Ethical Bean Coffee was honoured by Fairtrade Canada as Licensee of the Year for its outstanding contribution to Fairtrade systems and certified products, announced February 25 at ...

Recognition of the Fair Trade certified seal reaches an all-time high

OAKLAND, Calif., U.S. – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), today release new data indicating that 67 percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified seal.

Child Labor in coffee supply chains. Reflections from Fair Trade USA

OAKLAND, California, U.S. – The Weather Channel and Telemundo have released a new investigation called “The Source: The Hu...

Higher yields, lower water use: public-private partnership in Vietnam

Water use, greenhouse gas emissions and the economic viability of coffee farming are some of the most important issues in ...

Fairtrade International welcomes new CEO

Darío Soto Abril is currently COO, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at The Trust for the Americas, the non-profit affilia...

UTZ announces new Global Markets Director

UTZ’s leadership team has been strengthened with the appointment of a new Global Markets Director, Justin Leavenworth (in ...

New Zealand’s first Fairtrade climate neutral coffee

Fairtrade have launched New Zealand’s first climate neutral coffee, which not only helps fight climate change, but also supports communities in developing countries. In partnership with ...