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Hershey’s and Fair Trade: Is it a Victory?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th May, 2013 | 5 Comments

hersheyrallyLast month, Hershey’s announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. Was calling this announcement a victory premature or even misleading?
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VICTORY: Hershey’s Chooses Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd March, 2013 | 12 Comments

Raise The BarWe won! After years of pressure from Fair Trade activists like you, Hershey’s recently announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. When Hershey’s made its announcement in October of 2012 to source 100% certified […]
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Breaking: Hershey’s goes 100%

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 3rd October, 2012 | No Comments

Raise The BarHershey’s has announced its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020. This is a huge step for Hershey’s to improve its supply chain accountability and shows that it is responsive to consumer pressure and you helped us get here! Join us in thanking Hershey’s for taking this monumental step forward and urge the company to choose a 100% Fair Trade certification for its chocolate and truly raise the bar.
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Spring into Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 29th March, 2012 | 2 Comments

everybunny_webSpring is the time of the year for renewal and hope, and there is still work to do for Fair Trade activists. Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter or neither we’ve got activities for you. Here are four things you can do to make this Spring a Fair Trade one.
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West Coast Kids Surprise Hershey With Fair Trade Action

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 15th February, 2012 | 7 Comments

Kids wrote to HersheyYesterday eighth grader Jasper and fellow activists delivered more than 500 Valentines made by kids for the members of the Hershey Trust. Well, Hershey got another Valentine’s Day surprise, this one from the west coast the day before.
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Hershey Gets Valentine’s Day Delivery from Philadelphia Eighth Grade Fair Trade Activist

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th February, 2012 | No Comments

Cathy-O’Brien-Hershey-TrustStudent Delivers More Than 16,000 Petition Signatures and Valentines to Hershey’s School Trust on Behalf of Children Harvesting Cocoa in West Africa.
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Reverse Trick-or-Treating Report Back

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 4th November, 2011 | 3 Comments

Raise The BarThis past Halloween, children and families spread the word about fair trade, switching up holiday conventions a bit while having a good time to boot. Folks from across the country sent in orders for the popular Reverse Trick-or-Treating kit, and Global Exchange distributed nearly 1,000 of them to supporters, both seasoned vets of Reverse Trick-or-Treating and first-timers.
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Fair Trade Roundup: What is Hershey Up to NOW?!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, The Patriot-NewsThis week in Fair Trade news you can use, Hershey is the focus of attention for labor rights activists (again), a new report about the impacts of Fair Trade is released, plus a whole lot more.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Reality T.V. Star Launches Fair Trade Line

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th July, 2011 | No Comments

Gretchen Jones sporting one of her Fair Trade necklaces Photo Credit: www.portlandmonthlymag.comA reality t.v. competition winner brings Fair Trade jewelry to the market, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco introduces new Fair Trade shoe line, and Fair Trade activists get creative to pressure Hershey to go Fair Trade. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time again.
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Fair Trade Activism Goes High-Tech

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th July, 2011 | No Comments

ConsumerAlertIn supermarkets across the nation, activists are informing shoppers about the labor violations associated with Hershey’s chocolate products with smartphone-enables “Consumer Alert” cards on the shelves where the chocolate bars can be found.
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