Sam's own Member's Mark bagged coffee was the first fair trade item sold. Photos courtesy of SAM’S CLUB
Fair Trade Values
With their limited assortment of carefully selected products, club stores have a history of nurturing brands and their supply chains. Fair trade values align with this philosophy by providing training and higher wages for workers. “There are far fewer SKUs in a club store than in a mainstream grocer, so they put a lot more care into each product,” said Sri Artham, director of strategic accounts with Fair Trade USA, the country’s largest certifier, which has worked ...
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