Wal-Mart Sued Over 'Craft' Labeling On Beer Collaboration

Law360, Los Angeles (February 14, 2017, 9:01 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been accused of marketing and pricing a mass-produced beer as though it were a small-batch craft product, according to a proposed class action in Ohio that targets the retail giant's collaboration with a supposedly small supplier that isn't really small at all.

Ohio beer shopper Matthew Adam said he bought a 12-pack of beer that was packaged to look like, and priced to sell like, the beer from other small beer makers. The beer was from a line Wal-Mart is selling in a collaboration with Trouble Brewing, a company that purports to fit the "craft beer" name....

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