The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to use only Fairtrade cocoa in its products, giving a huge boost to the Fairtrade movement.

The company is already a strong supporter of Fairtrade, sourcing products from over 20 countries and supporting around 250,000 farmers.

The switch too 100 per cent Fairtrade cocoa will cover more than 200 products, from the sprinkles on its doughnuts to chocolate tortes, and will be completed by the end of May 2017.

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