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Bananas, Dairy Milk and even condoms (in Waitrose from this week). It’s official – Fairtrade’s gone mainstream. But how much are farmers benefiting? Ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight, Beth Phillips visited a cocoa co-operative in Ghana and Sarah Butler met coffee farmers in Uganda to find out
Sainsbury's has fallen into line with rivals by slashing bananas to 55p/kg. The move makes Sainsbury's, which sells only Fairtrade bananas, the last big four retailer to lower its price to the new benchmark. Asda led the way last...
Sales of Fairtrade bananas are holding up despite fears shoppers would be tempted away by record low prices on conventional fruit. Asda reported that volume sales of loose conventional bananas had risen 10% since it cut the price to...
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