News

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev speaks out over distributor lawsuit

Most popular

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Why spirits must rethink its future positioning

Why spirits should look back to move forwards

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Gaming - the next frontier for drinks marketing

MORE

Anheuser-Busch InBev has defended its position after being hit with a lawsuit by a New York distributor. 

//i2.aroq.com/1/Logo_ABInBev.jpg

McCraith Beverages, the supplier of Beck's and Bass in New York, claims that the brewer broke the state's alcohol control laws by assigning the distribution of brand extensions Bass IPA and Beck's Sapphire to a rival company, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported. In the lawsuit, filed last week, McCraith alleges that, as distributor of the parent brands, "its competitors are unfairly profiting from the goodwill established by McCraith".

Its damages are at least an estimated US$240,000, the company alleges.

In response, A-B InBev said it believes the law supports its decision to grant the new brand rights to its "equity" wholesalers, as well as current wholesalers. 

The brewer added: "We recently received this lawsuit and are reviewing it."

Last month, A-B InBev confirmed it has agreed to sell its stake in its largest US distributor, Chicago's City Beverage


Sectors: Beer & cider

Companies: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Related Content

Anheuser-Busch InBev defends itself against Patagonia beer lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch InBev defends itself against Patagonia beer lawsuit...

Anheuser-Busch InBev hits back at Molson Coors 'corngate' lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch InBev hits back at Molson Coors 'corngate' lawsuit...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors face Ontario sales lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors face Ontario sales lawsuit...

Anheuser-Busch InBev hit with US$225m fine over trade restriction practices in Europe

Anheuser-Busch InBev hit with US$225m fine over trade restriction practices in Europe...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?