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Fairtrade on the up - Sales continue to rise

Rueters today reported that sales of Fairtrade products rose by 19 percent last year. British consumers spent 1.57 billion pounds in 2012 on Fairtrade products, more than in any other country. The certification body hopes to see UK sales of Fairtrade products top 2 billion pounds by 2015. Worldwide 2012 sales figures are not yet available but were up 12 percent to $6.6 billion in 2011. Sainsbury's , Waitrose, Morrison and the Co-Op have switched to Fairtrade tea, sugar, coffee or bananas , while major brands like Maltesers, Kit Kat and Ben & Jerry's, following the lead of Cadbury's Dairy Milk, now carry the label in Britain. The Fairtrade Foundation's latest campaign focuses on smallholders, family farmers who grow food for sale as well as for their own consumption and are exposed to volatile market prices and rising production costs. "Half of the world's hungry people are...

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