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More companies are focusing on socially responsible practices. Here's how three independent retailers are making sure their businesses do well by doing good.

Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop and wholesaler in , , works with coffee farmers to create programs for farmworkers, including nutrition education and funding for schools in the farmworkers' communities. The result is long-term, stable relationships with growers and higher-quality products. Stumptown also pays for for its full-time workers and their spouses.

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