The Relation between Fair Trade and Supermarkets: Spatial Implications for the Global Economy
Even if its importance present increases, selling fair trade products has consisted, for a long time, in handmade crafts and a narrow set of food items. Fair trade, this alternative approach to commercial partnerships, focuses on sustainable development of marginalized and disadvantaged producers. Given the current global economic context and new trends in the production, distribution and consumption behavior, this study critically examines the spatial relationships between fair trade and supermarkets. The results of our analysis show that few consumers fully understand the importance of fair trade, despite the current global dimensions of this type of trade and the penetration of certified products on supermarket shelves. Also, our observations of the phenomenon lead us to believe that the geographical and economic aspects of fair trade portray best North-South economic disparities.
Volume (Year): 6 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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