Starbucks to double purchases of Fairtrade certified coffee becoming world’s largest buyer
Seattle, New Orleans, October 28, 2008 - Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) today announced a groundbreaking initiative that builds upon their organizations’ shared history of support for small-scale coffee farmers. Starbucks, one of the largest buyers of Fairtrade certified coffee, will double its purchases to 40 million pounds in 2009, making the company the largest purchaser of Fairtrade certified coffee in the world. Marking a new phase in their nine-year relationship, TransFair USA and FLO will become key partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing. To read the full statement please click here.