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At a time when rival retailers have struggled to address employee demands for higher wages and better benefits, Costco has managed to separate itself from the pack, building on a reputation as one of the friendliest places to work in retail.
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is one of the best examples of a company that has done both of these things. Since its founding in 1971, Starbucks has grown from just a single store to more than 35,700 as of Oct. 2. First, Starbucks secures only the best ingredients from its suppliers.