Ahold to join CIW 'Fair Food' program

Ahold to join CIW 'Fair Food' program

Ahold USA said Wednesday it has joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, and that it is committed to buying tomatoes only from growers meeting the CIW’s labor standards and paying a "penny-per-pound" premium on tomato orders to fund farm worker wage increases.

Ahold, which operates 776 supermarkets in 14 states, is the first major U.S. conventional supermarket chain to join the program. It said its

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