All single banana stickers at Longo’s locations use PURE Labels for 100% compostable labels, made by Elevate Packaging. We love our planet and want to ensure we make sustainable choices in our packaging. This spring, we’ll also be eliminating all other stickers on our banded fruit in an effort to minimize waste!
Fairtrade Banana Oat Bites We adapted this recipe from Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks recipe for Nikki’s Healthy Cookie Recipe. We substituted in some Fairtrade goodies and added peanut butter because who doesn’t love peanut butter & bananas! It’s simple and delicious, with no added sugar and can be made gluten free if you seek outRead More
We spoke to husband & wife team Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg of Shebafilms about their 2002 film, Banana Split, which profiles the rise and practices of the United Fruit Company / Chiquita – as well as asking Canadians: do you know where your bananas come from? The Thunder Bay natives give a uniquely CanadianRead More
This week marks two big “firsts” for Equifruit: the introduction of Fairtrade bananas into Canada, and the sale of these bananas to an institutional customer. Concordia University became Canada’s 17th Fairtrade Campus back in August 2016 with commitments on Fairtrade coffee, tea and chocolate across campus – but through its campus food service provider, Aramark,Read More
"The quality of the fruit is outstanding. Even with a price tag that is slightly higher than organic, IGA customers seek out Equifruit bananas in store because of this higher quality and Fairtrade association. I have no doubt that this partnership will only continue to grow as it continues to align with Sobeys sustainability vision."( Enrico Charest, Head Buyer, Sobeys Québec )
"From growers to consumers, [Equifruit's] passion and compassion is inspiring."( Ontario Distributor )