Tag: Ahold USA

What if the lion lays down with the lamb… and just tries to eat it?

In the recent merger between Ahold and Delhaize (owner of the Food Lion and Hannaford grocery chains), the jury is still out on whether Ahold’s commitment to the Fair Food Program will pull Delhaize up, or Delhaize’s outdated approach to social responsibility will drag Ahold down…Sometimes when one company merges with another, good things follow.  Greater size and market power provide an >> Read More

Two-page Fair Food Program ad shines in “Savory”, Ahold’s glossy food quarterly!

[caption id="attachment_23241" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the two-page Fair Food label ad in Ahold USA's quarterly food magazine, Savory, the text reads: "Now you can have an impact on how workers are treated in the fields. The Fair Food Program label guarantees that those who pick the fruits and vegetables your family enjoys are treated with dignity, provided with humane working >> Read More
What a year it was!  2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

What a year it was! 2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

[caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW during January's White House Forum on Human Trafficking.  The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging market >> Read More

The Fair Food label is in the produce aisle — and on the air — in stores now!

[caption id="attachment_23073" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A Stop & Shop customer in Teaneck, NJ browses produce alongside a brand-new Fair Food Program point of sale display.  FFP posters and in-store radio ads are beginning to appear in Giant and Stop & Shop stores across the Northeast.[/caption]As fresh Florida tomatoes arrive on the shelves, a beautiful new Fair Food poster hits the aisles -- and >> Read More

Customer to Publix: “I don’t like Publix’s hardnosed position on farmworkers”…

[caption id="attachment_22606" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Over the course of the past six years, Publix has received countless letters from Fair Food supporters, calling on Florida's hometown supermarket giant to join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Tipping Point Encore: From Florida to New Jersey, consumers continue to applaud recent advances of Fair Food Program, decry failure of remaining corporate holdouts to get on board...Even >> Read More

Tipping Point, Vol. 5: New Jersey puts Wendy’s in the hot seat after Ahold USA joins FFP!

 "As Wendy's modernizes its brand and its "Old Fashioned Burgers" marquees fall away, so too must this old fashioned way of doing business..."For much of our weeklong "Tipping Point" series, Publix has taken the brunt of consumer contempt for refusing to join the CIW's Fair Food Program.  But Publix isn't the only hold out on the receiving end of consumers' growing ire.Wendy's -- >> Read More

Tipping Point, Vol. 3: Presbyterian Church USA calls on Publix and other companies to follow lead of Ahold USA!

 [caption id="attachment_22486" align="aligncenter" width="507"] Rev. Noelle Damico represents the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the 2014 March on Wendy's Headquarters.  Members of the Presbyterian Church USA has been marching alongside farmworkers since 2002.[/caption] "My prayer is that Kroger, Wendy’s and Publix will also join and that there will come a day when we know that behind every tomato we buy stands a >> Read More

Tipping Point, Vol. 2: “I will now make better and more informed choices when shopping… and will take my business elsewhere.”

 [caption id="attachment_14209" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Long-time Publix customers joining farmworkers for a protest outside the Florida grocer in 2013.  In spite of its popularity  in the state of Florida, Publix's indefensible rejection of the Fair Food Program is costing the company countless once-loyal customers.[/caption] Former producer of Publix video advertisements and longtime customer is "appalled" by grocer's rejection of Fair Food Program, pledges support >> Read More

Worker-to-worker education team wraps up first summer of Fair Food Program expansion in Virginia, New Jersey!

 [caption id="attachment_22372" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Tomato harvesters in Cedarville, New Jersey take home "Know Your Rights" booklets after the state's first Fair Food Program education session.[/caption] Local tomato harvesters on the Fair Food Program:  "We've never seen anything like this in New Jersey..."Just two short months ago, the Fair Food Program's worker-to-worker education team broke new ground outside the state of Florida with labor >> Read More

Ahold agreement sparks major buzz in mainstream media, Twitter!

 Take Part: "Buying ethical tomatoes just got a whole lot easier"...Wednesday's big announcement of the CIW's newest Fair Food agreement caused quite a stir in the media, mainstream and otherwise, as Ahold became the first mainline grocer to join the award-winning Fair Food Program.  From the Washington Post to Eva Longoria, everyone had something to say about the breakthrough agreement. >> Read More