Distributor Employee Spotlight

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ 130,000 men and women across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. In the spotlight: Adrian Pope of Gulf Distributing Company in Mobile, Alabama.
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America’s Beer Distributors Generate 130,000 Direct Jobs

A new economic impact report provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies' total impact on national and state economies, including $54 billion in overall U.S. economic benefits.
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The National Beer Wholesalers Association joined a diverse coalition of organizations representing all three tiers of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry in urging Congress to fully fund the Obama Administration’s $101 million request for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In a letter sent to appropriations committee chairmen in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, the coalition praised the successful working relationship between the beverage alcohol industry and its primary federal regulator.

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NBWA's 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 - October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Don't miss great speakers, 20 different educations seminars and more than 130 exhibitors at the Product Demonstration Showcase. Register today!

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NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones takes a look at industry data for the first half of the year and July imports. U.S. industry volumes are improving for the first six months of 2014 as the total industry grows around 0.6 percent. A quick look at the data also shows the can package driving the industry gains in the first half. Also, a July import gain of 16 percent gives the industry a glimpse of possible continued growth in the second half.

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America’s beer distributors offer great jobs that are well-suited for service members transitioning to civilian life! Help give veterans the opportunity to work by posting your company's job openings to https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs.

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Use the NBWA advocacy app year-round for important advocacy resources, including economic data and educational videos! To download the app, visit the App Store or Play Store on your phone and search “NBWA advocacy.” Or, depending on your device, visit www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-ios or www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-droid using your mobile browser to be directed to the proper download.

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September 17, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, America’s beer distributors join citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement:

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September 16, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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September 9, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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September 2, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and Fintech today announced a strategic partnership aimed at growing the number of beer industry payments conducted via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

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September 18, 2014

Mike Lashbrook, president of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, was inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ Hall of Fame this week. During his 25-year tenure as president with the MB&WWA, Lashbrook helped the MB&WWA become one of the most influential trade associations in Michigan and beyond. 

 

September 18, 2014

Great Divide Brewing Company announced its expansion into Iowa, increasing its scope in the Midwest. Partnering with Johnson Brothers of Iowa for distribution, Great Divide’s full portfolio of year-round and seasonal beers will be available throughout the state beginning this month. “We are thrilled to be adding Great Divide Brewery to our Craft Beer portfolio.

September 18, 2014

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) launched a new online tutorial to help make using its Permits Online option a quick and easy process. Permits Online is the organization’s free, secure electronic system that allows you to apply for the type of permit, notification, or notice you need to start your TTB-regulated brewing business, or amend your existing approvals.

September 18, 2014

About 50 firefighters will be pouring beer samples and grilling up food for the West Hartford firefighters association's sixth annual benefit for muscular dystrophy. Thirty-five beer distributors are providing about 100 varieties of beer for the fundraiser.

September 12, 2014
Since 2005, Georgia beer distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company, which serves retail customers in East Atlanta and Northwest Georgia, has set an example of how one company and its employees can make a big difference to a charitable organization and honor those warriors who gave their tomorrows...
September 2, 2014
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) was proud to once again serve as one of the sponsors for the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference which took place recently in San Diego, California. The fifth annual conference was an opportunity for beer bloggers, beer writers, industry bloggers and other...
August 21, 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 distribution facilities and 130,000 employees who work behind the scenes to get bottles, cans, cases and kegs from a...
August 11, 2014
Nearly 100 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Second Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference held August 4 – 5 in Chicago, Illinois.

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