Fair trade or a trade fare?

The debate surrounding Starbucks’ sourcing of Ethiopian coffee beans highlights the complexities of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and fair trade. Oxfam’s accusation of Starbucks depriving Ethiopian farmers of millions annually sparked controversy. While Starbucks argues it pays premium prices, issues with fair trade implementation and regulatory complexities persist.

Starbucks: An analysis of supply chain risk and mitigation strategies

Delve into Starbucks’ intricate global supply chain, spanning 64 countries and involving 9,000 suppliers. With a focus on sustainability and quality, the analysis explores risks like commodity price volatility and geopolitical challenges, offering insights into Starbucks’ mitigation strategies to maintain its leadership in the coffee industry.