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Press Releases| Sep 29, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for September 2022. The September 2022 BPI results show the total beer index is at 45.5 and the "at-risk" inventory at 50.0. The September data marks a shift to a lower "at-risk" inventory measure compared to September 2021 and August 2022, indicating distributors are carefully managing inventories heading into the fourth quarter. Continued inflationary pressures and a slowing economy bring the industry to a fourth month of pause after five months of positive ordering trends in 2022...
Press Releases| Aug 30, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for August 2022. The August 2022 BPI results show the total beer index is at 46 and "at-risk" inventory is at 54. The August data marks a notable shift from previous readings for the "at-risk" inventory measure, now over 50, indicating more inventories are at risk of going out of code over the next 30 days. "At-risk" indicates a product is at risk of expiring. This is an expected outcome as higher inventory levels are typically associated with lower orders. Continued inflationary...
Press Releases| Aug 1, 2022
Amid high energy prices and inflation, NBWA is helping distributors find creative ways to be both economical and sustainable ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As beer and beverage distributors continue to grapple with high energy prices during the busy summer season, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is announcing a toolkit to help companies save money and reduce their carbon footprint through efficiency and sustainability efforts. America’s beer and beverage distributors have always been focused on efficiency and provide considerable energy and carbon savings for the beer industry...
Press Releases| Jul 29, 2022
NBWA has trained 29,000 beer distribution employees in all fifty states to identify and report the signs of human trafficking in the initiative's second year ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, on the second anniversary of its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) reflected on the program's important milestones. In its second year, NBWA hit a landmark goal of training distributors in all 50 states. To date, nearly 29,000 beer distributors have been trained to spot the signs of human trafficking. The initiative was created to mobilize NBWA's...
Press Releases| Jul 28, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for July 2022. The July 2022 BPI results show the total beer index at 46 and “at-risk" inventory at 46. A repeat of June results signals a break after the 50+ readings experienced previously this year. Continued inflationary pressures, extreme heat and a slowing economy bring the industry to a second month of pause after five months of positive ordering trends. The July 2022 results show a shift to a more cautious sentiment for distributor. However, leaner inventories, reflected in the...
Press Releases| Jun 27, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2022. The June 2022 BPI results show the total beer index at 46 and “at-risk" inventory at 47, indicating a break in the pattern after the 50+ readings experienced previously this year. Continued inflationary pressures, extreme heat, rising interest rates and recession fears, coupled with slower-than-expected sales in May, bring the industry to a pause after five months of positive ordering trends. When looking at the comparison month of June 2021, it is worth noting that the...
Press Releases| Jun 24, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On June 22, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of a broader legislative package reauthorizing over 30 key priorities for the Administration and Congress. The bill now awaits Senate passage. If signed into law, the STOP Act would be reauthorized through 2027. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) worked closely with industry and public health partners to gain support for reauthorization of the legislation. In April, as part of NBWA’s Legislative Conference, distributor members...
Press Releases| May 26, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for May 2022. The May 2022 BPI survey is in line with April's results, with the “total beer” category reading at 53 and the "at-risk" inventory category at 46. There is nothing particularly exciting in these results, which may be a good sign as it points to the industry settling down from the supply and demand shocks over the past 24 months. These results also show a steady improvement over the first quarter, with both April and May reporting a slightly higher ordering index along with...
Press Releases| May 24, 2022
In response to nationwide workplace shortages, the association created a video for beer distributors to utilize as a recruitment tool ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced the release of a customizable recruitment video, which will serve as a tool to help beer distribution companies attract potential employees. Beer distributors help maintain a steady supply of a variety of beer and beverages for America's consumers and are experts in logistics and transportation. But as the country faces supply chain challenges and a national worker shortage, the...
Videos| May 24, 2022

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