26 Sep: Kenny Bill Providing Contract Protections For Beer Wholesalers Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., which would provide contract protections to beer and other malt alcoholic beverage wholesalers when dealing with brewers was unanimously approved by the Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today.

“This bill is about fairness, ensuring that brewers can’t reap the benefits from a wholesalers’ hard work in marketing their product, and then turn around and stick it to the wholesaler when the demand is high,” said Senator Kenny, D-Hudson. “The marketing and distributing of alcohol is big business in New Jersey, and wholesalers can spend millions carving a niche in the market for a specialty beer. We want to make sure that the contracts between brewers and wholesalers provide ample protection to allow wholesalers to be fairly compensated for their investments.”