Trouble brewing for Wal-Mart with lawsuit claiming there’s nothing ‘craft’ about its craft beer

A lawsuit against Wal-Mart is claiming that its four craft beer brands do not qualify as "craft" according to a three-part definition by the Brewers' Association. ©iStock/Wolterk

Wal-Mart is facing a lawsuit alleging that its craft beer does not fit the definition of “craft” as outlined by the Brewers Association, and that consumers are unfairly paying a premium price.

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Beer is the drink of choice among Americans, with wine moving up in the ranks

Children are more likely to be influenced to choose unhealthy drinks with their name on it than personalized healthy drinks, researchers say. ©iStock/monkeybusinessimages

Children’s drink choices influenced by personalized labels, study finds

New product launches, January 2017

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Striking workers in Canada won’t stop until Molson Coors drops demands

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is reinvigorating some its core soda brands in 2017 with increased marketing and availability of smaller packaging.

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Heineken to expand footprint in Brazil with Brasil Kirin acquisition

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Coca-Cola HBC reports good growth led by Nigeria and Romania

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RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

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Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants?

Jerónimo Pérez, president, Ifapa and Pedro Suárez, manager, Bodega González Byass Jerez sign the project agreement. Picture: Ifapa.

Researchers to improve the quality of aged brandy

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‘Gluten-removed’ beer not as safe as ‘gluten-free’ beer for those with celiac disease, study suggests

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Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

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Lucozade to launch Lucozade Zero Original

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Australia ‘needs national obesity plan and soft drinks tax should fund it’: Health summit chief

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Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

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ENVI politicians back stricter rules on marketing junk food to children

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Study says stevia on par with sugar in drinks satisfaction, but finds fibre fouls feelings

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Novozymes wins landmark case for biotech patent in alcohol beverages

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‘Orange aid’: IFU to measure color of blood orange juice

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The energy drinks market is maturing - and so should brands’ marketing strategies, says XYIENCE

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