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10 Points You Need to Include In Private Label, Bulk Wine and Spirits Distribution Agreements

28/12/2017

When getting involved in the private label or bulk wine and spirits market, it’s important to know exactly what you are contractually obligated to provide or receive as part of any agreement.

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When getting involved in the private label or bulk wine and spirits market, it’s important to know exactly what you are contractually obligated to provide or receive as part of any distribution agreement. 

According to Donna H. Hartman, Esq., these distribution agreements can vary in scope, depending on the exact service being provided.

For example, a private label agreement will have a slightly different focus than a custom crush agreement. And a custom crush agreement will have a slightly different focus than a bulk purchase agreement. To give an overall sense of the types of legal and contractual issues that might arise between buyer and seller, Hartman reviews a set of 10 essential points that should be included as part of any distribution agreement:

1. A clear definition of the parties involved – While any distribution agreement is essentially between a “buyer” and a “seller,” the specific type of buyer or seller can vary widely. For example, different types of sellers can include producers, suppliers, bottlers, growers, and vineyards.

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