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The Food Supply & Distribution Franchise Industry

We vigorously defend our clients’ rights in food franchise and commercial disputes

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In food supply and distribution industries,
franchise and commercial disputes frequently
come up in the following areas:

  • Supplier arrangements and rebates
  • Adherence to Employee, Health and Safety protocols
  • Adherence to system standards
  • Terminations

Who We Help

We advise franchisors and franchisees, including master franchisees, multi-unit franchisees and area developers, about their rights and obligations. We provide representation as litigation and arbitration counsel in franchise and commercial disputes involving court litigation, private arbitration and mediation.


How We Help

We have extensive litigation experience in common areas where
disputes typically come up, including, but not limited to:

  • Territory disputes
  • Restrictions against competition
  • Resales
  • Supply/distribution contracts
  • Approved products
  • Safety standards
  • Sharing of rebates and discounts from suppliers
  • Rent
  • Terminations
  • Licensing
  • Adherence to the operating manual
  • De-identification
  • Customer lists
  • And more

Additional Food Supply & Distribution Franchise Law Services

We also provide representation in franchise negotiations and franchise sales and transfers, including, among others, drafting:

  • Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Master Franchise Agreements
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Food Supply & Distribution
Industry Segments We Serve

We help food supply & distribution franchisors and franchisees in the following sectors, among others.

  • Food – Groceries/Specialty Shops
  • Food – Wholesalers and Distributors
  • Food – Bakery

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Industry Case

A noteworthy court decision where we acted as counsel:

Shareholder’s Dispute and Oppression Remedy – Fish Processing Plant

Temkin v. International Fish Co. Ltd.

Case Synopsis

Ben Hanuka represented the minority shareholder in a case against the company and the controlling shareholder alleging oppressive conduct and misuse of the majority shareholder’s control of the company.

Related Resources

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British Columbia Court Awards Damages Against Licensee for Breach of Retail Bakery Licence Agreement

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works In Wheatberries Bakery Ltd. v Tracy’s Cafe Langdale Limited, a February 19, 2021, decision of the Supreme...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Injunction Against Company Controlled by Sister of Former Franchisee from Operating a Competing Meat Shop

By: Mandana Niknejad, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works   In Garcha Bros Meat Shop Ltd. v. Singh, 2022 BCCA 36, a January 31, 2022, decision...

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Court of Appeal for Ontario: Pleading May Constitute Notice of Rescission

Author: Anthony Pugh, Law Works Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works In 2352392 Ontario Inc. v. Msi, a March 20, 2020, decision of the Court of Appeal for...

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