27 Apr '11, 10pm

Cocoa, Sugar Lead Surge in Fair Trade Imports

Cocoa, Sugar Lead Surge in Fair Trade Imports

OAKLAND, CA — Imports of Fair Trade certified cocoa, citrus, sugar and honey soared in 2010, reports Fair Trade USA , which also found that adding the Fair Trade label to coffee boosts sales. While the amount of Fair Trade coffee and overall produce imports stayed steady, a larger chunk of each was organic. Fair Trade USA, a third-party certifier for products sold under the Fair Trade label in the United States, reports those changes in its 2010 Almanac , a chart-heavy look at what products are being bought, where they're coming from and how much premium is being paid for them. By the end of 2010, there were more than 9,500 Fair Trade certified products from about 700 companies being sold at around 60,000 stores. Chocolate bar makers primarily drove the 67 percent increase in certified cocoa imports in 2010 over 2009, but Fair Trade USA also notes that more companies are a...

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