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4 September 2018

Brazil: Conectas & union ADERE-MG file OECD complaint accusing 6 companies of forced labour in their supply chains

On 21 August, Conectas and ADERE-MG filed a complaint to to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development accusing Nestlé, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts and Illy of failing to ensure that their coffee is sourc...

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12 January 2018

Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons & Target among supermarkets to join Sustainable Palm Oil Network

Author: Progressive Grocer

"Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons Cos. and Target Inc. have joined with consumer goods manufacturers and civic groups to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), with the mission of educating, building momentum, and helping North...

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24 September 2014

Dunkin’ Brands & Krispy Kreme commit to sustainable, responsibly produced palm oil across supply chains

Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman, TriplePundit

“Dunkin’ Brands, Krispy Kreme Commit to Sustainable Palm Oil”, 19 September 2014...

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30 August 2013

Dunkin' Donuts apologises for 'bizarre and racist' Thai advert

Author: Adam Gabbatt, Guardian (UK)

Dunkin' Donuts [part of Dunkin' Brands] has apologised after it ran an advertisement in Thailand featuring a woman in "blackface" make-up. The advert, which was used to promote the donut giant's "charcoal donut", was called "bizarre and racist" by a...

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22 August 2012

Dunkin' accused of racial bias by ex-franchise owners [USA]

Author: Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Reuters

Plaintiffs [former franchisees] Amy Pretto and Reggie Pretto, who are African American, filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court Monday, claiming they were "steered" by Dunkin away from their home in the New York/New Jersey area to open stores in less...

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17 May 2011

Dunkin Donuts cited for child labor law violations [USA]

Author: Bryan Cohen, LegalNewsline.com

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday that two Dunkin Donuts franchise owners were cited and fined for violating Massachusetts child labor laws...[and] five franchise locations have been fined a total of $7,700...The...

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10 September 2007

There is a good trade in ethical retailing

Author: Michael Skapinker, Financial Times

Consumers have long claimed to be more virtuous than they are... Now, however, retailers are behaving as if consumers mean it. In the UK, J. Sainsbury is selling only bananas with the Fairtrade label... Marks and Spencer is stocking only Fairtrade...

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14 February 2005

McDonald's to Pay $8.5 Million in Trans Fat Lawsuit [USA]

Author: Adam Tanner, Reuters

McDonald's has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit over artery-clogging trans fats in its cooking oils, the company said on Friday...it will donate $7 million to the American Heart Association and spend another $1.5 million to inform the...

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30 August 2004

`Fair trade' trend slow to catch on [USA]

Author: Jessica Guynn, Knight Ridder Newspapers

Slow sales of fair-trade goods in the United States illustrate the difficulty in winning over customers who can buy cheaper goods from manufacturers that use low-wage foreign labor. [refers to Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts]

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5 May 2004

Helping Third World One Banana at a Time

Author: Julia Moskin, New York Times

...by expanding its reach to the produce section (Fair Trade bananas and pineapples are already available, and grapes, mangoes and orange juice are in the pipeline), Fair Trade is now trying to reach the American supermarket shopper. [refers to Wild...

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