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Jack’s Abby and Atlantic Lawsuit Spills into Rhode Island

Jack’s Abby and Atlantic Lawsuit Spills into Rhode Island

The legal battle between Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers and Atlantic Beverage Distributors has crossed state lines into Rhode Island. Atlantic Importing and Distributing of Rhode Island, Inc., the Ocean State sister company of the Holliston, Massachusetts-based distributor, filed a lawsuit against Jack’s Abby in Rhode Island’s Providence/Bristol County Superior Court on July 23 to prevent the brewery from terminating Atlantic as its Rhode Island wholesaler. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based craft brewery had successfully ended its relationship with Atlantic’s Massachusetts operation in January.

Last Call: GoPuff Funding Round Nets $1B; Kingfisher Maker United Breweries Joins Heineken N.V.

Last Call: GoPuff Funding Round Nets $1B; Kingfisher Maker United Breweries Joins Heineken N.V.

On-demand e-commerce retailer GoPuff has closed on a $1 billion Series H funding round, bringing the valuation of the Philadelphia-headquartered company to $15 billion; India’s United Breweries is now a part of Heineken N.V. following the Dutch brewing giant’s acquisition of a controlling interest in the maker of Kingfisher; and more news.