My town has a Safeway and a local "fresh market" grocery store named Roth's. I purchased these black bio shopping bags from each store (they have their logos) to use when I shop. They are so strong and hold much more than regular plastic or paper grocery bags. Roth's offered them first and I kept bugging the checkers at Safeway to get them there. I said that I'd start using my Roth's bags at Safeway if they didn't stock bio bags with the Safeway logo. Enough people must have made it an issue because when Safeway recently remodeled the bags were right at the checkout stands.
The remodel included a Starbuck's. I won't go there. This little town has three independently-owned coffee houses downtown alone, plus one at Roth's and several drive-up boxes. If I want a specialty coffee I'll patronize one of the shops downtown. All in all, my coffee of choice is Yuban Original (comes in dark roast also), because Yuban uses minimum 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee and supports sustainable development. It is good coffee, and serves a good cause. Period.
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