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Press Releases| Sep 17, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the nation’s leading advocate for America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, announced that it will host its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase virtually, October 5-6, 2020. Press registration for the virtual event is now open. NBWA will welcome CEOs of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, and Mark Brown, President and CEO of Sazerac Company, Inc., who will discuss the current state of the beverage alcohol industry. The dynamic speaker line-up will also...
Press Releases| Sep 16, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tomorrow, America’s beer distributors will commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “Tomorrow, America’s beer distributors will raise a glass to our nation’s Constitution and celebrate the unique role beer has played in our nation’s history. “Alcohol is the only product that can claim two Constitutional amendments. The 18th Amendment prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of all alcohol...
Blog| Sep 3, 2020
Across the country, COVID-19’s impact on the beverage alcohol industry has been overwhelming since mid-March of 2020. From on-premise shutdowns to supply chain challenges, the beer market is seeing significant disruptions. Below are several trends and patterns that the beer industry is explicitly experiencing. Less draft beer When on-premise licensees were forced to close their doors, brewers, distributors and retailers around the U.S. were left grappling with what do to with the untapped kegs of draft beer. The U.S. marketplace has almost 400,000 licensed on-premise establishments, including...
Press Releases| Sep 1, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for August 2020 as beer distributors continue to take an aggressive stance in their ordering to minimize out-of-stocks and compensate for lost draft beer volumes and on-premise closures. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for August 2020 rose to 74 from 58 for August 2019. The "at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out-of-code in the next 30 days) continues to record all-time low readings at 22 for August 2020 from 46 in August 2019. NBWA Chief...
| Aug 6, 2020
Emily Hamann | Aug 6, 2020, 7:39am PDT When he was growing up, Jason Mussetter had an unusual response to this question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" He wanted to be a beer distributor. “I’ve been in this my whole life, really born into this,” he said. Distributing beer has been the family business for more than 40 years. He started at Mussetter Distributing, doing grunt work like pouring out old beer cans, at 13 years old. Now he manages the company. Mussetter’s mother and father purchased a small, two-man beer distribution operation in Auburn, which was selling brands like...
Press Releases| Jul 31, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va . — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for July 2020 as beer distributors around the country are reacting to significant changes in consumer demand and working to meet unprecedented challenges in the marketplace. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for July 2020 dropped to 70.5 from last month's all-time high mark of 81, though it is still above last year's July reading of 64.7. Notably, the "at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) fell to another all-time...
Press Releases| Jul 29, 2020
Beer distributors partner with state attorneys general to identify and report signs of human trafficking ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chair Sean Reyes (R-UT) and committee member Maura Healey (D-MA) announced a new initiative to help combat human trafficking in the United States. Working alongside the attorneys general, NBWA will offer awareness training to the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees in the U.S. to help them recognize and report signs of human...
Press Releases| Jul 1, 2020
Independence Day busiest holiday for beer industry ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association toasted the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees across the United States, who are working hard to ensure Americans have access to fresh, quality beer this Fourth of July. For the industry, including brewers, distributors and retailers, Independence Day marks the height of the summer beer-selling season — with distributors often delivering double the beer of a typical week. “This July 4th, as the country continues to cautiously reopen, beer distributors are working...
Press Releases| Jun 30, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2020. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for June 2020 reached an all-time high mark of 81, significantly above last year's reading of 48 in June 2019. Ahead of a July 4th load-in to retail and reported shortages for some popular packages, the "at-risk inventory" index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) fell to an all-time low reading of 27 in June 2020 from 49 in June 2019. Data for the June 2020 BPI was collected from June 10...
Blog| Jun 21, 2020
NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser joined Washington's Fox 5 Morning News Sunday for a Father’s Day beer tasting. Craig discussed an assortment of beers and seltzers that will pair with any summertime celebration!​

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