Posts Tagged ‘Fair Trade’

More Info On Leeds Food Shopping!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Leeds International Shopping Guide Additional Content

Wondering how to get to the market?  Or what time the Co-op closes?  Look no further as below is all the info you need on the shops and supermarkets featured in Sofia’s guide:

The Co-operative Food Store

Where: 132 Cardigan Rd, Leeds

How to get there: Take either the no. 56 bus from the university, or walk down St. Michael’s Lane, then onto Cardigan Rd from Headingley.

Opening Times: open 24 hours (apart from Sunday, 10:00-16:00)

Phone no: 0113 278 5575


Where: 12-16 Arndale Centre, Headingley

How to get there: Take either the 1, 28, 95, 96 or 97A.  There’s a bus stop directly opposite the store.

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00 / Sun 11:00-17:00

Phone no: 0113 214 2200


Where: Holt Rd, Holt Park, Leeds

How to get there: Take either the no. 1 or 96 straight to the store.

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00 / Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 0844 894 1234

Wing Lee Hong Oriental Supermarket

Where: 117 Vicar Lane, Leeds

How to get there: Take either the no. 1, 28, 95 or 96 into town, then walk to Vicar Lane.

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00

Phone no: 0113 2430500

Abu Bakar International Supermarket

Where: 37 Queen’s Rd, Hyde Park

How to get there: Take the no. 56 to Hyde Park, then walk.

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 09:00-21:00

For more information, check out the University of Leeds’ International Student Handbook. It’s full of useful advice all about making your stay in Leeds (and the U.K.) even better!

Fairtrade: A Students Perspective

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Richard: I had a really great day filming with and, most importantly, learnt a great deal from it. Since doing the segment I have made much more of an effort to buy Fairtrade than I did before – partly because of the things we did in the film and partly because Zöe now knows she’s converted me!

A mis-conception I had about Fairtrade was that the taste wasn’t as good as non-fairtrade products. I’ve found with the Fairtrade food that I’ve been cooking that you really can’t tell the difference! I don’t actually know where I even got the idea from that it wouldn’t taste as nice. In fact I think it might taste a little better, because you can eat it with a clear conscience, and know your helping others.  Something else I’ve found about Fairtrade is that once you know the stuff is out there you see it everywhere!  It’s really easy to build it into your shopping and some items, such as tea, actually work out cheaper.

There are far more FT products than I thought there was and you can also find them in much more places than you’d imagine. I know Co-op are the biggest provider of FT things but it can be easily found elsewhere. I really would urge people to make that step into buying Fairtrade, there’s no compromise on the taste and only a minimal effect on the price of your shopping. An extra cost I would say was worth it for what the farmers and producers get out of it.  If more people bought Fairtrade it would urge manufactures to make more selection and become more standard practice. We really can make a huge difference by changing our shopping habits in small ways.

Fairtrade Vs Normal…PRICE WAR!!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Beer 500ml


Biscuits 125g

FAIRTRADE £1.23   NORMAL £1.15

Tea Bags (80bags)

FAIRTRADE £2.62    NORMAL £2.05

Instant coffee 100g

FAIRTRADE £1.79    NORMAL £2.98

Sugar Granulated Sugar 1kg


Honey 340g



FAIRTRADE £1.25 per kg   NORMAL £1.09 per kg


Fairtrade £12.10

Normal £12.66

*only non Fairtrade alternative

**based on buying 1 kg of bananas