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Keurig deal gives coffee traders jitters about longer payment term

Coffee bean traders are wondering if Waterbury, Vermont-based single-serve market leader Keurig will be the next roaster to extend credit terms, after being acquired by JAB.

New York

THE steady drip of additions to JAB Holding Co's coffee empire is threatening to leave a bitter taste for traders who supply its growing network of roasters with beans, who say they now have little choice but to wait unusually long to get paid.

After being purchased by JAB...

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