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We’ve always been a retailer of firsts and I can proudly say that our Co-op is the largest retailer of Fairtrade wine and now, we can announce that we’re switching more of our Co-op South African wines to Fairtrade terms from May 2018.

This switch is one of the UK’s largest-ever Fairtrade wine deals and will mean another 2.5 million* litres of Fairtrade wine will be sold in the next year. This switch will give hundreds of vineyard workers in South Africa improved rights and farmers will get a guaranteed minimum price for their grapes.

Some of our new Co-op Fairtrade South African wines

co-op SA FT wines

Funding much-needed buses, thanks to Fairtrade

We’re really excited to be part of establishing Fairtrade projects in the region from the start. Projects like funding two buses, which will help workers and their families get to and from Doctors and schools.

The community will fund these buses from the Fairtrade premium, generated by Co-op Members and shoppers choosing Co-op Fairtrade. If you’re a Co-op member too, you’ll also be helping your own community though the 5+1, not bad for just buying a bottle of Fairtrade wine.

*Based on 2016 figures, 12M litres sold in the UK. Source: Fairtrade Foundation

Edward Robinson
Wine Buyer


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