All news articles for July 2020

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

Fairtrade

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

By Anthony Myers

In her new role, Willingham will lead the US chapter of Fairtrade International in increasing brand awareness and engagement with consumers and businesses as well as identifying new partnership opportunities and expanding Fairtrade’s influence in policy...

Beau & Bon Ltd managing director Maeda Mitsuhiro visits Uncle Joe's factory and meets MD John Winnard.  Pic: Uncle Joe's

In brief

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls in demand in Japan

By Anthony Myers

Premium British sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has seen sales surge in Japan and is busy supplying an urgent order for 1,200 packets and 672 tins of traditional mint balls and 720 packets of sugar free mint balls after consumers fell in love with...

Hotel Chocolat Group posts strong update, despite its retail outlets being closed for 12 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pic: Hotel Chocolat

Financial results

Hotel Chocolat Group announces 3% revenue increase for FY20

By Anthony Myers

Premium British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat Group plc has announced revenue of £136m ($174m), an increase of 3% compared with the same period last year, despite its physical high-street outlets being shuttered for 12 weeks because of the coronavirus lockdown.