Co-Op Unable To Commit To Fairtrade Goods, Blames Economy – 21 April 2015

RT logoA British supermarket and co-operative group famed for its commitment to Fairtrade has told its members it will be unable to continue its pledge to stock the products because fierce supermarket competition makes it economically unviable.

In a motion tabled for the upcoming annual general meeting, the group claimed its continued support of Fairtrade products would be compromised due to “austere” financial conditions, saying it would be unable to enhance their current commitment.

“The Group Board supports the general principles of this Motion in terms of leading the way on Fairtrade,” the motion reads.

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