The nation's largest organic food retailer has launched a new trade
program designed to source socially responsible products from
developing countries, a move that highlights the growing importance
of ethical goods in the US...
A fair trade certified pure vanilla is due to hit the US market, as
a collaboration between flavor firm David Michael and fair trade
certifier TransFair USA taps into the growing consumer interest in
Global sales in fairtrade products have increased 37 per cent to
€1.1bn (£758m) in the last year, as leading supermarket chains
switch sourcing policies to tap the growing consumer trend for
ethically produced goods.
Marks and Spencers and Sainsburys are sending senior managers on a
new training course that promises to teach mainstream business
leaders about the ethics of product sourcing in a bid to improve
supply chain relations.
Food companies do not yet face the ethical sourcing equation of the
clothing industry, where brands from Nike to Marks & Spencer
cannot afford a single claim of sweat-shop production. But the
moment is fast approaching for food,...