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Franchise Change Proposed in MA

H.B. 2823 provides that a brewery producing less than 30,000 barrels annually may terminate a wholesaler without good cause for fair market value compensation.

Brewers Association

MA Bill Favors Contracts over Franchise

Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More

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Task Force to Study MA Alcohol Laws

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg has convened an Alcohol Task Force to examine the legal and regulatory framework governing the alcoholic beverage industry and make recommendations to improve alcohol regulation.

Brewers Association

MA Bill Elevates Contracts Over Franchise

S.D. 1687 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the law …More

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Franchise Reform Reintroduced in MA

H.D.1319 provides for the termination of a distributor in the absence of good cause by small brewer suppliers that are 20% or less of the wholesaler’s total sales in the prior calendar year preceding any …More

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