Tag: Trader Joe’s

March on Publix Sarasota, Florida April 21, 2012

Following the suggestion of Rev. Paul Binder, a longstanding United Church of Christ ally, a protest march was organized that wound from one Sarasota Publix store to another, passing, not coincidentally, by the site of Florida's newest Trader Joe's along the way. The crowd was unexpectedly large, with more than a few people joining the protest that had read the >> Read More
Welcome aboard…

Welcome aboard…

Trader Joe's and CIW sign  Fair Food agreement! For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 9, 2012 Contact:Gerardo Reyes, CIW(239) 657-8311gerardo@ciw-online.org Alison Mochizuki, Director Public Relations, Trader Joe's(626) 599-3779amochizuki@traderjoes.com Monrovia, CA/Immokalee, FL -- Trader Joe’s and the (CIW) announced today that they have signed an agreement that formalizes the ways in which Trader Joe’s will work with the CIW and Florida tomato growers to >> Read More
“Groupthink Isn’t Sustainable”

“Groupthink Isn’t Sustainable”

Final installment in 3-part essay on Trader Joe's, Publix puts supermarkets' stubborn resistance to Campaign for Fair Food under the microscope... "Dear Joe" letters keep coming... Some of you may remember an article we posted here about two weeks ago by Ted Coine, a widely-followed author and commentator in the world of business leadership and corporate social responsibility. The article, >> Read More

CIW response to Trader Joe’s announcement of Oct. 21, 2011:

Hypocrisy is not sustainable... In Trader Joe’s latest public relations communiqué, issued the day before hundreds of Fair Food activists marched to its corporate headquarters in Monrovia, CA, the retailer now claims it is complying fully with the CIW’s Fair Food Program, but that it is simply doing so without the CIW. No partnership. No verification. No commitment. Just Trader >> Read More

Supermarket Week of Action, Coast to Coast

In Philadelphia, students with U Penn's Student Labor Action Project joined community and religious leaders in a large and spirited action, which attracted the attention of the local press (which you can read here and here). Above, Rabbis Lauren Grabelle-Herrmann and Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy stand in front of a Fair Food Sukkah constructed on the sidewalk in front of the >> Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Florida Tomato Pickers, Students, Faith and Community Allies to March to Trader Joe’s Corporate Headquarters

MEDIA CONTACTS: Gerardo Reyes, Coalition of Immokalee Workers: 239.503.0950; gerardo@ciw-online.org; www.ciw-online.org Joe Parker, Student/Farmworker Alliance: 517.944.2225; joe@sfalliance.org Florida Tomato Pickers, Students, Faith and Community Allies to March to Trader Joe's Corporate Headquarters; Call on Company to Live up to Reputation as “Ethical Retailer” Farmworkers, consumers urge Trader Joe's to support groundbreaking Fair Food Program, human rights for the men and >> Read More

Southern California Religious Leaders Sign-on Letter to Trader Joe’s CEO Dan Bane

Dear Mr. Bane: As religious leaders from Southern California, we urge Trader Joe’s to sign a Fair Food agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Conditions of poverty and lack of rights and cases of modern-day slavery in the fields are everyone’s responsibility. To address these grievous and systemic conditions requires that corporations, growers, farmworkers and consumers all do >> Read More