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Franchise Laws—Chronic Injustice in the Alcohol Business

“Among those harmed by this distributors illegal actions was Shelton Brothers, whose products were shoved to the side while Craft Brewers Guild pushed other products—illegally. Shelton Brothers has sued the Craft Brewers Guild for “overpricing its products and intentionally allowing them to languish on shelves while aggressively pushing beers from preferred suppliers.”

At this point, in any normal business environment, Shelton Brothers would terminate its distribution contract with Craft Brewers Guild and find a new distributor that was actually interested in selling its products rather than keeping them off the shelves.

But a normal business environment would not include a Franchise Law as Massachusetts does.”

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Franchise Laws—Chronic Injustice in the Alcohol Business