Judge Sides With Missouri Alcohol Supplier In Franchise Case

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A circuit judge has ruled in favor of St. Louis-based Major Brands, Missouri’s largest alcohol wholesaler, in a legal dispute with Diageo North America, one of the world’s largest alcohol suppliers. The ruling that Major Brands’ business relationship with Diageo constitutes a franchise paves the way for damages to be awarded but does not block Diageo from switching wholesalers in Missouri. The dispute prompted a debate over related legislation in the General Assembly.

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