Australias most fairtrade friendly supermarkets announced
June 10, 2009
The Checkout Fairtrade search has discovered Australia's Most Fairtrade
Friendly Supermarkets, with Victorian independent supermarket Leo's Fine
Food & Wine in Kew and Coles Belmont in New South Wales claiming the
top honours, the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand
(FTAANZ) announced today.
Checkout Fairtrade aimed to find the supermarket store stocking the biggest
range of Fairtrade Certified and Labelled products in the country.
FTAANZ Operations Manager Cameron Neil said from the entries sent in by
Aussie shoppers across the country, Leo's Fine Food & Wine was found to
be the Most Fairtrade Friendly Independent Supermarket with a total of 32
Fairtrade products on its shelves, while the Coles outlet in Belmont, just
south of Newcastle, was the Most Fairtrade Friendly Major Supermarket,
stocking over 25 Fairtrade products.
"We congratulate Leo's Fine Food & Wine and Coles Belmont, for their
commitment to Fairtrade by stocking and selling such a wide range of
Fairtrade Certified and Labelled products," Mr Neil said. "These stores are
helping lead the way for supermarkets across the country to become more
Fairtrade friendly and in turn helping make a real difference in tackling
poverty and empowering producers across the globe."
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