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Dignity, Respect, and Fair Trade
Episode 512th May 2023 • The Buyer's Desk • Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
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Chris and Angela return to The Buyer’s Desk to dig into fair trade! Jim Olson, SPINS gets the show going with data insights focused on fair trade products, certifications, and sales trends. Angela sits down with Emily Kanter, Second-Gen Co-Owner of INFRA Member Cambridge Naturals and INFRA Board Chair to talk fair trade certifications and making a difference through retail. Next, Chris is joined by Amanda Archila, Executive Director of Fairtrade America, Matt Olson, INFRA Fresh Program Manager, and Lauren Bartel, INFRA Wellness Category Manager for retail talk where we dive into fair trade supply, certifications, challenges, consumer education, and more. Lastly, Chris is joined by Manish Gupta, founder and CEO of Matr Boomie, to discuss fair trade in producer communities and making a multicultural company work. 


Data insights with Jim Olson: 3:28 

Emily Kanter of Cambridge Naturals: 6:22 

Retail Talk with Fairtrade America: 21:56 

Manish Gupta of Matr Boomie: 39:42 


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