Sales of fairly traded products have bucked the trend of decline in the UK retail market to grow by 12% in the last year. The value of Fairtrade products sold through shops reached £1.32bn in 2011, compared to £1.17bn in 2010, according to figures from the Fairtrade Foundation, as it launches its annual marketing fortnight on Monday.
Blimey, amazing, eh?
By definition everything Fair Trade is imported. We\’ve a currency that has declined in value. Imports thus rise in cost.
Just astonishing, isn\’t it?
And it\’s all as much as 0.2% of retail spending. Or is it 0.5%…..summat in there anyway.