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We’re one of Britain’s biggest farmers, producing food for our stores in a sustainable way. Read on to find out more about life down on our farms. These days we’re all concerned about where our food comes from and we’re keen to eat seasonally and...

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Fairtrade facts for Fairtrade Fortnight

The Co-operative is passionate about Fairtrade, and we've been supporting it since the inception of the Fairtrade mark back in 1994. So for this year's Fairtrade Fortnight - which runs between 27th February and 11 March 2012 - here are a few facts...

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Helping so many with so little - Alastair Stewart

In tough economic times, every penny counts. So, many of us are cutting back on spending. But while that can mean a few sacrifices, there are others facing much steeper challenges in life – as newsman and Ambassador for CARE International, Alastai...

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How recycling a loan can really make a difference

With a history of pioneering Fairtrade and helping people to trade their way out of poverty, we’re leading the way once again, working with the charity CARE International UK to support lendwithcare.org. lendwithcare.org is an innovative scheme whi...

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Sharing the benefits with our Community Fund

Each November, our members receive a share of our profits. And because many choose to give some of their share back through our Community Fund, local projects across the UK enjoy the benefits too. How the benefits are being shared across the UK Th...

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