Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.

Study of European market for SPP-products

The SPP label – Simbolo de Pequenos Productores – was launched in 2011. This label knows a steady growth in Europe, up to €6 million worth of transactions in 2016 and 25% year on year growth but many players want this trend to accelerate. Within SPP there is also a discussion as to how far SPP should position itself as a label for small producers or a fair trade label.

TDC commanded a study that wanted to identify the profile and obtain information of potential buyers, distributors and consumers on the West European market for SPP certified products (coffee, cocoa, sugar, bananas). Based on this information the study also aims to formulate a marketing plan.

The summary below only includes the desk research and the current perception of the label, without the content of the exchanges with SPP, nor the marketing plan.

Summary study SPP


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