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Fair trade company Levanta Coffee connects consumers to the source

TOLEDO, Ohio, U.S. – Starting July 18, Levanta Coffee hopes to bring better wages to coffee farmers—and better coffee to b...

Lutheran World Relief and THRIVE Farmers announce new venture

BALTIMORE, U.S. – Lutheran World Relief (LWR), in partnership with THRIVE Farmers, has announced the launch of LWR Farmers Market Coffee, sourced directly from farmers in Nicaragua. This new venture — now accepting pre-orders — brings LWR, a faith-based international humanitarian organization with decades of experience working ...

Future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers, study shows

BUDAPEST, Hungary – A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet. Fairtrade calls for a ...

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merge into a new, stronger organization

AMSTERDAM and NEW YORK – The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, two of the world's leading sustainability certification organizations, have announced their intention to merge later this year. The new organization, to be named the Rainforest Alliance, will tackle environmental and social issues around the world ...

German Hotel Association is the new exclusive partner of Intergastra

STUTTGART, Germany – The German International Hotel Association (IHA) is the new exclusive partner of Intergastra in Stuttgart . The industry association for German hotels, to which over 1300 leading hotels from all over Germany and in all categories (individual, cooperation and chain hotels) belong, will be actively involved in the design ...

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.