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Press Releases| May 3, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for April 2022. For the fourth month in a row in 2022, the beer industry continues to revert to pre-pandemic trends. The April 2022 BPI has a “total beer” reading of 55 and an “at-risk" inventory reading of 47. This combination of readings is an improvement over the first three months (Q1) with "at-risk" inventories falling below 50 as the industry heads into the second quarter. The dramatic drop in the FMB/seltzer category continues, falling to 40 in April 2022 from 90 in April 2021...
Press Releases| Apr 6, 2022
The 2022 Legislative Conference was NBWA’s first in-person fly-in since 2019. WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, April 3-6, over 500 independent beer distributors from across the country attended the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) first in-person Legislative Conference since 2019. During the conference, beer distributors met with over 300 Capitol Hill offices to advocate on issues impacting the beer industry and their businesses, including the importance of the three-tier system, ongoing challenges related to workforce retention and recruitment as well as differentiation between...
Beer Route| Apr 6, 2022
Check out the 2022 Legislative Conference Beer Route, which gives the latest on the beer distribution industry and provides an update on recent activities going on at NBWA. Download
Press Releases| Apr 1, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for March 2022. For a third month, the beer industry has continued to revert to pre-pandemic trends. The March 2022 BPI has a “total beer” reading of 52 and an “at-risk" inventory reading of 56. Both numbers are reminiscent of the days when inventories were a little too high, and purchase order index was typically at or below 50.The March 2022 total beer reading of 52 is about average for this time of year with slightly more ordering ahead of spring holiday beer occasions. The dramatic...
Blog| Mar 8, 2022
By Bill Kraich Vice President of eCommerce for Encompass Technologies Out-of-stocks in the BevAlc industry have become a more common occurrence in recent years. The industry has been plagued with labor and packaging shortages, there is a lack of visibility into retail inventory data across the three tiers of the supply chain, and traditional straight-line forecasting is based primarily on distributor sales to retail from the previous year. None of this works well to support today’s highly unpredictable and fast-changing consumer demands. The supply chain’s goal is focused on making products...
Press Releases| Mar 3, 2022
Travis Mills’ keynote inspired members of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) at the organization’s 84th Annual Convention & Trade Show. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tom Kilbride, General Manager of Pine State Beverage Co. and the Maine Director of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), and Cheryl Timberlake of the Maine Beer & Wine Distributors Association, presented a $5,000 contribution to the Travis Mills Foundation, on behalf of the NBWA. The Travis Mills Foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families through various programs that help these heroic men...
Press Releases| Feb 28, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for February 2022. For the second month in 2022, the industry has reverted to pre-pandemic trends. The February 2022 BPI survey shows the total beer reading at 43 and "at-risk" inventory at 64, reminiscent of when inventories were too high, and order indexes were typically at or below 50. The February 2022 total beer reading of 43 stands out as one of the lowest over the past eight years. Following a solid comparative reading in 2021, expect 2022 index readings to show signs of...
Press Releases| Feb 8, 2022
Contact: David Christman, Vice President, State Affairs National Beer Wholesalers Association DChristman@nbwa.org 703.389.9930 Patrick Niersbach, Senior Vice President, Marketing Syndigo patrick.niersbach@syndigo.com 312.766.7416 Created by the Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition and Syndigo, the catalog represents a single source of reliable, accurate beer brand information ALEXANDRIA, Va. (February 8, 2022) – The Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition (BIECC) and Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information management and syndication company, today announced the opening of...
Press Releases| Jan 31, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for January 2022. The January 2022 total beer index reading of 46 takes the beer industry back to pre-pandemic results with a below 50 reading for the first time since April 2020. Combined with an “at-risk” inventory reading at 58, both readings are reminiscent of when the industry was frequently troubled by excess inventory and relatively lower ordering. The components that make up the aggregate BPI this January are also more like pre-pandemic readings. Most importantly, the dramatic...
Press Releases| Jan 11, 2022
NBWA also recognizes the month of January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and recommits to fighting human trafficking through the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, in recognition of the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness , the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is re-dedicating itself to combating human trafficking throughout communities across the country. January is also National Human Trafficking Prevention Month , which makes this an important time to reflect on this horrific and pervasive crime in the United...

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