Fair trade frenzy drives retailer's sales: New store also helps not-for-profit Global Gifts' revenue triple in five years

Times are good for Global Gifts Inc., a local not-for-profit that runs two boutiques where shoppers think globally and buy locally. The retailer is experiencing a growth spurt as it approaches its 20th anniversary-sales have more than tripled in the last five years and leaders are planning a third location to capitalize on the increasing number of central Indiana residents who embrace fair-trade shopping. Fair-trade retailers agree to a set of rules guaranteeing that their products-mostly crafts and agricultural goods...

 

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