UK consumers go bananas for Fairtrade and buck recession trend

The Guardian reported yesterday – the first day of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 – that “sales of fairly traded products have bucked the trend of decline in the UK retail market to grow by 12% in the last year. The value of Fairtrade products sold through shops reached £1.32bn in 2011, compared to £1.17bn in 2010, according to figures from the Fairtrade Foundation…” >>read more

Oxford is celebrating Fairtrade  Fortnight 2012 with a plethora of events:

Today you can sample and buy a range of Fairtrade goodies at  Oxford Brookes University’s Fairtrade Market, 10.30 – 15.30, Gipsy Lane Campus

Find out what else is on in Oxford during Fairtrade Fortnight here


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