SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. and the Burgerville and Finagle a Bagel quick-service chains reflect new commodity-buying strategies as special-interest groups—or a company’s own ethical priorities—provoke purchasing decisions that aren’t centered on cost. —Changes undertaken recently by Starbucks, which owns about 5,500 of the chain’s nearly 8,500 U.S. coffeehouses, last month increased from 27 percent to 37 percent the proportion of those ...
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