The aid organisation Oxfam says retailers need to take greater responsibility for working conditions in their supply chains. It points to the small share of profits that goes to tea workers in India
Russian discount grocer Mere wants to conquer Germany with its low prices. The new supermarket is selling half a kilo of coffee for less than €2, almost half the price of Aldi and Lidl, but not everyone is convinced.
Workers and farmers who supply food to German supermarkets often face abuse and exploitation, Oxfam has said in a report. When it comes to fair trade, German retailers rank worse than their UK or Dutch counterparts.
While the British may be famous for their tea rituals, one part of Germany overtakes them when it comes to consumption. But just what is an East Frisian tea ritual? A look at how the Germans imbibe.
Surprised by details Germans take for granted, some newcomers are shocked by the country's supermarket culture. Here's useful advice from a self-declared grocery shopping expert from Canada, who learned the hard way.
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