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Press Releases| Aug 6, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for July 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The Beer Purchasers' Index rebounded in July after posting significant drops across the segments in June. The total beer index rose two points from 63 in July 2018 to 65 in July 2019. This reading is relatively stronger than the historical July...
Blog| Aug 5, 2019
Texas-based Silver Eagle Distributors recently awarded educational scholarships to 33 family members of its employees for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Silver Eagle Scholarship Program encourages higher education by awarding up to $4,500 per academic year for educational expenses for the dependents of its employees. To date, the program has awarded more than $1,500,000 in scholarships. For the ’19-’20 school year, there are 24 returning scholarship recipients and nine new awardees. The recipients were recently recognized by John L. Nau, III, chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle...
Blog| Aug 1, 2019
In November of 2018, Northern California experienced the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history and one of the worst in the U.S. The wildfire, known as the Camp Fire, spread 153,336 acres, destroyed 18,804 structures, including 13,000 homes, and caused at least 85 civilian casualties and countless injuries. California-based brewery Sierra Nevada quickly responded by creating a new beer, Resilience IPA, to benefit victims and help the region rebuild. The brewery is donating 100 percent of the Resilience IPA profits to Camp Fire relief funds. It didn’t take long for the close-knit...
Blog| Jul 18, 2019
Press Release - Matesich Distributing Co. was awarded the 2018 Ambassador of Excellence Bronze Award by Anheuser Busch. The Anheuser-Busch Ambassadors of Excellence (AOE) Program is used to evaluate the performance of Key Wholesaler Business Processes and encourages wholesalers to strive for continuous improvement through excellence in routine execution and superior service to their customers. Over the past decades, Matesich Distributing Co. has also been awarded the designations of Gold, Silver and Bronze for Dimensions of Excellence and Ambassadors of Excellence. Matesich Distributing Co,...
Blog| Jul 15, 2019
For many months NBWA has been urging the TTB to work with wholesalers that have been trying to bring their permit paperwork into compliance with the requirements under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA). NBWA is very pleased to share that TTB has announced a special, limited exception to allow wholesalers and importers the opportunity to address paperwork compliance issues. It is critical that wholesalers comply by the end of the year. To provide wholesalers with important information and directions, the TTB issued an Industry Circular addressing industry concerns. The temporary...
Press Releases| Jul 11, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for June 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The Beer Purchasers' Index took a downturn in June after posting positive results for the first five months of 2019. The total beer index fell from 62 in June 2018 to 48 in June 2019. This marks the lowest June reading since tracking began in 2015...
Press Releases| Jun 26, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas: “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms many fundamental principles that are crucial to the effective regulation of alcohol. As the Court stated, the 21st Amendment ‘…allows each State leeway to enact the measures that its citizens believe are appropriate to address the public health and safety effects of alcohol use and to serve other legitimate interests…’ “Today...
Blog| Jun 21, 2019
By Aaron Gregg, Thomas Heath, The Washington Post JUNE 21, 2019 Two Washington Post reporters recently met at a downtown steakhouse with three leaders from the region’s business community who have wildly different backgrounds yet share common qualities: a recognition of the complicated role empathy plays in business, a high tolerance for risk, a relentless drive to achieve and a keen ability to recognize potential in others. All three are self-critical and able to learn from their mistakes. They include a beverage distribution executive who began by doing “grunt work,” a Colombian immigrant...
Blog| Jun 10, 2019
For every case of Budweiser sold during the month of June in its territory, Bellavance Beverage will donate a portion of the profit to Veterans Count. Bellavance Beverage Co. is a beverage distributor located in Hooksett, NH who has been proudly serving Southern NH retailers an extensive portfolio of quality beers and beverages since 1902. Veterans Count is the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, which provides resources and services to veterans, service members and their families. Easterseals Military and Veterans Services, in conjunction with Veterans Count,...
Blog| Jun 7, 2019
On Wednesday, May 29th, Bellavance Beverage will be delivering a shipment of canned water to the volunteer firefighters at Brookline Fire Department in Brookline, NH. Bellavance Beverage Co. is a beverage distributor located in Hooksett, NH who has been proudly serving Southern NH retailers a focused portfolio of quality beers and beverages since 1902. This delivery is in response to Anheuser-Busch’s Emergency Drinking Water Program, which has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council and has pledged to donate 1 million cans of clean drinking water to Volunteer Fire Departments...

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