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

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop and wholesaler in Portland, Oregon, 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 health insurance for its full-time workers and their spouses.

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