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In the food industry this evolution was manifested in the growth of ‘niche’ value-added markets for highly diﬀerentiated, nontraditional, oﬀ-season and ‘exotic’ foods, and foods labelled or certified as ‘healthy’, ‘organic’ or ‘fair trade’ (Goodman and Redclift, 1991; Raynolds, 2002, 2004). The sophistication and pervasiveness of advertising has intensified under post-Fordist consumption, representing a multi-billion-dollar industry and the brand itself has become the raison d’être of the modern corporation.
It was no coincidence that the ICA dissolved simultaneously with the collapse of the Soviet Union (Wild, 2005: 3). At the time of the ICA’s disbanding, the Soviet Union had collapsed, multinational corporations (MNCs)1 had gained control over key markets, and laissez-faire economics was being widely embraced (Talbot, 1997a: 71). The final straw for the ICA was the irreconcilable disagreements between the ICA’s members and pressure from the then Reagan administration for trade liberalisation (Fairtrade Foundation, 2002: 7; Renkema, 2002: 59–60).
49/pound and remained there for the following five years – their lowest record in history and well below producers’ production costs. 41/pound in 2001. 1). The cumulative consequences of the all-time low in the price of coﬀee have been severe and long-lasting. According to one estimate, in the six years between 1994 and 2001 coﬀee-producing countries lost around 32 Fluctuation in world ‘C’ price between 1976 and 2007 Year 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 International Coﬀee Organization (ICO), historical data.