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Small-business borrowing takes a dive
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Two-thirds of small operations did not attempt to get a loan in the last quarter, up from 41 percent in the first quarter of 2010, a New York Fed survey finds. The most common reason was pessimism. More



Coffee & Water


Brazil's powerful influence on coffee prices
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Despite record crops globally and in Brazil, demand for high-quality coffee beans fuels a price rally. Conventional wisdom among coffee traders has been that Brazil is the driving force for coffee prices — and with good reason. Historically, Brazil has been the world's largest coffee producer. However, the market could be changing. More

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The search for a better iced coffee
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Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Keurig have all recently launched new blends specially designed for those who want their iced coffee at home to taste as good as the stuff they get at the cafe. Iced coffee-brewing aficionados, however, don't always see eye to eye on how to achieve this feat. In recent years, they've divided into two distinct brewing tribes: cold brew fans and Japanese iced coffee fans. More



US bottled water brand surprises
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Which is the biggest U.S. bottled water brand: Aquafina, Dasani or Poland Spring? If you're just looking at still water value sales in retail outlets for the year to May 2011 (according to SymphonyIRI in the July 2011 issue of Beverage Industry magazine), it's none of them. Instead, private label comes in at $994 million and a 15.3 percent value share. More

Government Affairs

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Business / Industry


Futuristic 'Sleepbox' debuts in Moscow
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A Moscow company is now marketing "Sleepboxes" — freestanding, mobile boxes with beds inside — for travelers stranded overnight, or those in need of a quick snooze. The Sleepboxes are meant to be installed in airports — even at departure lounges — and rented for 30 minutes to several hours at a time. More

Bananas in a vending machine?
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Our nation's capital — Washington, D.C. — and some of its most important institutions have demonstrated their commitment to the health of their community by providing all-natural and organic snacks and beverages in new, state-of-the-art vending machines, announced Vend Natural. These organizations are a model for the country, which is facing skyrocketing rates of obesity for both adults and teenagers. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


How to profit from doing good
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Businesses remain under pressure from employees, shareholders and customers to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and accountability to the communities in which they operate. Traditionally, business enterprises have had several options from which to choose to organize their corporate structure under state law. The purpose of each corporate form is to maximize profits for shareholders. Now, new forms of corporate enterprises are being developed to give entrepreneurs and business leaders exciting ways to generate profits and demonstrate to the consumer and investors marketplace that they're also making a positive social impact. More

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    NAMA Director, Coffee & Water Service
    Phone: 616.299.6483
    Email: rstewart@namacoffeeservice.org


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