Sam39s own Member39s Mark bagged coffee was the first fair trade item sold Photos courtesy of SAMrsquoS CLUB

Sam's own Member's Mark bagged coffee was the first fair trade item sold. Photos courtesy of SAM’S CLUB

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Club stores have emerged as a fair trade champion

Consumers might not think a club store that sells mayonnaise by the gallon could also be a leader in the fair trade movement, but Sam’s Club would beg to differ.

Over the past few years, the Bentonville, Ark.-based division of Wal-Mart Stores has become a champion of fair trade on a bulk scale, increasing its assortment of certified products and promoting the benefits they provide to shoppers. Starting with its Membe

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