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Columns| Feb. 19, 2015
When America’s beer distributors gathered recently at NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans, it was an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous opportunity that exists in the industry today – an intensely competitive industry operating within an effective system that works so well for so many.
By: Scott Perry, Ryder VP of Supply Management & Global Fuel Products With a drastic drop in diesel fuel prices, it’s easy to wonder whether natural gas will continue to be sought after by fleet owners. The fact of the matter is, however, that the move to alternative fuels for fleets has not been derailed by the dramatic drop in traditional fuel prices; the pace of the train has merely slowed. There are plenty of companies moving forward with their natural gas vehicle deployment plans, as they are focused on the long-term benefits—both economic and environmental. Nonetheless, the fleets...
Brochures| Feb. 3, 2015
Craft brewers are an American success story. 3,000+ breweries operating in the U.S. More than one new brewery opening every day. 18% annual growth. Why are craft brewers booming? Innovative and quality products. Eager and excited consumers. And partnerships with independent beer distributors. Distributors make significant investments in brands to help them reach the consumer and grow.
Brochures| Dec. 25, 2014
America’s independent beer distributors deliver regulatory, economic and commercial value in the communities where they do business.
Brochures| Dec. 24, 2014
Do you know how that ice cold beer you enjoy at the end of a long day, at a ball game or with dinner makes its way safely to you, the consumer? The answer is America’s 3,300 beer distributors which employ 130,000 people.
Brochures| Dec. 23, 2014
What are beer franchise laws? State franchise laws are a key component of state alcohol regulations; they address the relationship between beer suppliers and distributors. They support consumer choice, brewer access and public safety.
Brochures| Dec. 22, 2014
In many other countries, the alcohol beverage industry has fallen victim to the infiltration of counterfeit and poisonous products. News stories from countries around the world describe people being injured and even dying after consuming tainted alcohol. Why has this problem not become an issue in the U.S.? Because the U.S. has a time-tested, regulated and transparent system in place for alcohol distribution that works to protect consumers.
Brochures| Dec. 21, 2014
The NBWA 2013-2014 Report provides an update on the association’s activities, including NBWA’s advocacy initiatives and membership programs.
Press Releases| Dec. 3, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Friday, December 5, America’s beer distributors will celebrate the 81st anniversary of the ratification of the 21stAmendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed Prohibition and established today’s effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States when 36 states (a three-fourths majority of the then 48 states) ratified the 21stAmendment to the United States Constitution. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, ending 13 years of Prohibition and granting each state the primary authority to...
By: Rueben Stokes , Director of Business Development – Advanced Fuels for Ryder System, Inc. This fall, beer distributors from across the country gathered in New Orleans for the 2014 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Annual Convention . As you can imagine, much of the conversation focused on the changing role of independent beer distributors, legislative changes, the explosive growth of craft beer (18% in 2013) and an open distribution system that brings incredible choice to the beer aisle. Another topic of conversation among beer distributors and other convention attendees was...

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