Passing the House, H.B. 2843, among multiple provisions, provides that it shall not be deemed an inducement or a discriminatory action for a brewer, beer distributor, small brewer self-distributor, brewpub self-distributor, or a wine and spirits wholesaler to establish individualized servicing and delivery schedules for its retailers based on each retailer’s actual needs, including, without limitation, on the basis of the retailer’s sales volume. The measure further provides that it is not an inducement or discriminatory action for a brewer, beer distributor, small brewer self-distributor, or brewpub self-distributor to periodically perform product resets, with permission of the retail licensee, pursuant to a provided shelf plan or shelf schematic as it relates to merchandising.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles