Fair trade Brazil nuts and roasted, salted peanuts are to go on sale at Tesco and The Co-operative Group next month.
The Brazilian nuts are from the Pando region of Bolivia and will be sold in 150g bags under Tesco’s own label.
The peanuts are from the Malawian region of South Africa, and are the world’s first to carry a fair trade mark. They will be sold in 50g bags under The Co-operative Group’s label.
Duncan White, a director of supplier Twin Trading, whose products all carry the Fairtrade mark, said: “These are the first steps towards opening up the mainstream market for fair trade nuts in Europe.”
Twin Trading is also developing additional sources of UK Fairtrade nut varieties with a view to supplying wholesale and independent outlets through Edinburgh-based Fairtrade co-operative Equal Exchange.
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