Ohio businesses of all sizes enter into contract agreements every day, building profitable relationships that can last years. After all, individual companies benefit from the services of others to promote and expand their brand. Serious issues can arise, however, when companies act against the terms of their business contract. One major celebrity brand is in the midst of a contract dispute with a manufacturing and distribution company that is not likely to be settled anytime soon.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia reportedly contracted with Age Group Ltd to manufacture and distribute the celebrity’s brand of pet products for a four-year period beginning in 2009. But once the manufacturing company reached an agreement with a popular pet supply chain, the company claims that Martha Stewart Living attempted to compromise Age Group’s reputation and back out of the business contract so that the brand company could work with the pet supply company itself.