Tell these major retailers and wholesalers you want more fair trade options!
Consumer demand for Fair Trade products in the United States is steadily growing with over $1 billions in sales in 2010 and close to 10,000 Fair Trade products. With major manufacturers, from Nestlé to Green & Black’s and Ben & Jerry’s committing to sourcing 100% Fair Trade, it is clear that consumers the marketplace are ready for more Fair Trade. Additionally, the emergence of new reputable Fair Trade certifiers provides businesses with more options for certifying their products sourced both abroad and at home. Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade Program provides but one example of a retailer taking active steps to promoting Fair Trade products.