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Grocery, Inc. Paper
Shanel A. Carter
University of Phoenix
Business Law
BUS 415
Deborah Gronet
Mar 02, 2008

Grocery Store Inc. is a retail grocery store chain based in Any State, U.S.A. Grocery has stores throughout the United States. Grocery has written contracts with many different vendors to purchase the products they sell in their stores. Vendors range from individuals to international corporations. Tom Green works as the produce manager for the store in My Town, U.S.A. Jeff Fresh, 17 years old, is spending his summer working for Tom in the produce department.

Grocery, Inc. Paper
Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies only to contracts for sale of goods () the definition of goods is defined as The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 2 "applies only to contracts for the sale of goods" (Mallor 228). The definition of goods is defined as goods that are "tangible, movable, or personal property." (Mallor 228) However, UCC Article 2 "does not apply to service contracts." (Mallor 229). Contracts established for the sale of services or intangible items are therefore governed by the common law of contracts while the sale of tangible goods is covered by the UCC. Therefore, which set of laws applies depends on the nature of the contract. In this case the UCC would apply to contracts that establish actual sales, or ones that establish standards for the way in which sales will be conducted. For instance, Grocery might have a contract with its produce vendor that covers all aspects of a normal contract like shipping and payment terms. This contract would then apply to all future orders from the produce vendor and would be covered under UCC on a per-order basis. However, a contract with a vendor that stocks the shelves themselves, such as a specialty chocolate company that stocks bulk bins that are owned by the... Common Law Contracts and UCC Article 2 Contracts

There is a possibility that both...
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