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Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Multi-year grant supports the creation of tools and resources to enable impactful community development investments by fair trade farmers and workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains.

Aramark Good Cause Coffee to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Each year, Aramark provides over one billion cups of coffee and 400 million cold drinks to workplaces around the country. This year, Aramark is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia, its new, premium line, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Reserve by javia and javia coffees have been designated as a “Good Cause Coffee,” where a portion of sales is donated to local non-profit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the “Good Cause Coffee” campaign has donated $500,000 to various community centers across the country.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates National Coffee Day With a Commitment to Sustainability

100% of O Organics® coffee will be certified sustainable by mid-2020
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September 29 is National Coffee Day, and with 63% of Americans drinking coffee, we all know people who will be celebrating with a cup of their favorite morning pick-me-up. This year, O Organics® coffee drinkers can also celebrate that all of their favorite coffee products will soon be certified sustainable.

Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso Unite to Revive Coffee Farming in El Rosario, Nariño

Pilot program supports coffee farmers in region impacted by illicit drug production
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May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso today announced a pilot program to help revitalize coffee production in the municipality of El Rosario, in the Nariño Department of Colombia.

Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years Of Global Impact During Fair Trade Month

Non-Profit Org Brings the Benefits of Fair Trade to U.S. Farm Workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today marks the start of Fair Trade Month and the 20th anniversary of Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Successes of Starbucks' Responsible Sourcing Program for Coffee

New Conservation International report documents progress
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International NGO Conservation International’s new progress report on Starbuck’s C.A.F.E. Practices program for responsibly sourced coffee provides an in-depth look at the positive impact one company is having on land conservation and human dignity.

Kroger Expands Fair Trade Certified™ Offerings

Simple Truth® offers more Fair Trade Certified™ products than any other private label grocery brand in the country
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CINCINNATI, January 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Kroger, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, announced today that its Simple Truth® brand will expand in 2018 to offer more Fair Trade Certified™ products. The Simple Truth® brand’s current portfolio of Fair Trade products spans multiple commodities, including coffee, cocoa, coconut, tea, sugar and agave, and leads the private label grocery industry in Fair Trade offerings.  

The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day

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Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.

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