Grocery inc

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Grocery, 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 vacation working for Tom in the produce department.

Assignment: Using the scenario above, give detailed answers to the following questions:1.Does Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) apply to the contracts between Grocery and its vendors? Do common law contracts apply? Explain, in detail, why or why not. Your answer should compare and contrast common law contracts and UCC Article 2 contracts.

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...