Fair Trade

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'The ethical urge' powers fair trade in Switzerland: Study

By David Burrows

The Swiss buy more fair trade foods than Germans, but it’s not just because there are more products available to them: they’re also “more ethically convinced” by these products, researchers have found.

'A really core part in producer countries is about supporting the domestic market. That’s something that really resonates in these markets, says Fairtrade International

Fairtrade certified goods on the up in producer countries

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Consumers in producer countries are increasingly interested in Fairtrade certified products as a means of supporting their domestic economy, according to Fairtrade International’s annual report.

Dietmar Eiden, vice president of trade fair management at Koelnmesse, on the talking points of ISM 2014

Dispatches from ISM 2014 in Cologne

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

By Oliver Nieburg

The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.