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Canadian Businesses Awarded for Commitment to Fairtrade

The first annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards were presented to seven Canadian retail and food service businesses last week in recognition of their ongoing commitment to Fair Trade. An independent panel of judges assessed self-selected nominees on a variety of criteria, including range of products offered; promotion, education and engagement; and vision, mission, and values. This year’s winners are:

  • Federated Co-operatives Limited, for Grocery/Supermarket – Large national or regional chain
  • Choices Markets, for Grocery/Supermarket – Small to medium independent
  • Van Houtte, for Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Large national or regional chain
  • Kicking Horse Café, for Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Small to medium independent
  • Camino (by La Siembra), for Co-operative
  • The Big Carrot, for Natural/Health Food Store
  • Manitoba Liquor Marts (MLCC), for Provincial Liquor Board

An additional award was presented to Just Us! Coffee, deemed “Canada’s Favourite Fairtrade Certified Product” by nearly 5,000 Canadians who voted during Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual two-week blitz promoting all things Fair Trade, which takes place during May 1-15.

More at Fairtrade Canada post

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