Daily Archives: June 24, 2009

Nelson Supermarket Wins NZs fairest supermarket award

Lifestyle is central to living in the Top of the South, ask many people who moved here from out of town and that’s exactly what they will tell you.

So its always nice to see that vein demonstrated through the realities of a business operation, and reflecting just the sort of benefits that “lifestylers” typically value.

According to a Press Release issued by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, New Zealand shoppers have voted Fresh Choice Nelson as the best Fairtrade supermarket in the country with an impressive 47 Fairtrade product lines.

The release says that “consumers nominated Fresh Choice Nelson on the Cnr of Collingwood St Bridge St & (not that other infamous Collingwood St corner 170m south where another Nelson RE agent nearly didn’t make it) because they believe it has a genuine commitment to providing quality produce that is sourced ethically, whether that is organic, local or Fairtrade.”

It goes on to quote Mark A’Court, store manager for Fresh Choice Nelson as saying,

“We believe that it is important to stock quality products that come from farmers who have a decent quality of life: the Fairtrade model is just good business.”

As you might know I have spoken of this local supermarket before when highlighting their “buy local” campaign to actively source, promote and sell goods found with-in 200km of the store.

For more information visit: www.fairtrade.org.nz