What’s on Craft Brewers’ Minds?

While we reported remarks by Brooklyn Brewery's Steve Hindy and F.X. Matt's Fred Matt yesterday on the distributor-brewer tensions, they also had other interesting observation worthy of note. One is the concern that, in this economy, retailers are really starting to push back on GPIs despite higher brewer costs. Fred noted that on his Saranac soda line, Wal-Mart flat-out refused their GPI. They asked Matt to justify on paper what his cost increases have been for the past three years

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