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Press Releases| May. 20, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association, the trade association representing America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors, has launched a new, mobile-friendly website at www.nbwa.org . NBWA Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer said, “This new website aims to better serve distributor members, while promoting the commercial, economic and regulatory value of America’s independent beer distributors and today’s state-based regulatory system to policymakers, the media and the public.” “As the public face of the association and the beer...
Blog| May. 13, 2015
At the 2013 NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show, Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton told a room full of distributors that Walmart would be transitioning to electronic funds transfer (EFT) in 2014. The room burst into applause as distributors envisioned a world where drivers would not be forced to wait at the back door for a check to be written or a money order to be processed. Fintech was selected by Walmart to execute EFT payments, adding to the 325,000 relationships already managed by the company between distributors and retailers. In fact, Fintech added 50,000...
Photos| May. 8, 2015
America’s beer distributors gathered in Washington, D.C., April 26-29, 2015, for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Legislative Conference to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation and to educate members of Congress about the regulatory, economic and commercial value that independent beer distributors deliver.
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Press Releases| May. 8, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors are celebrating the excitement that new, entrepreneurial brewers bring to the beer industry and consumers across the country during American Craft Beer Week , May 11-17, 2015. During the week, the culture and contributions of local breweries across the United States will be highlighted. According to data released this March by the Brewers Association (BA), craft brewers – as defined by BA – enjoyed continued growth during 2014 as American craft beer production volume increased 18 percent. The data suggested that craft...
Blog| May. 4, 2015
This spring NBWA launched a new membership resource created exclusively for beer distributors – safety training videos that feature real-life scenarios for employees in NBWA member warehouses. The videos are housed on the NBWA website as part of a safety training video library . They are available to distributor members on-demand 24/7 and accompanied by a downloadable quiz. Employers can use the quizzes to verify that an employee watched the video and to document the training for human resources. “Because these videos are industry-specific and reflect what beer distribution employees actually...
Press Releases| Apr. 30, 2015
America’s Independent, Licensed Beer Distributors Celebrate Independent, Licensed Taverns ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will recognize the 62 nd Annual Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that help fuel excitement in the beer industry and enrich America’s social culture. As fellow Main Street businesses, bar and tavern owners partner with America’s 3,300 independent, licensed beer distributors in communities across the country to contribute to local economies; support hundreds of thousands of jobs; invest in...
Press Releases| Apr. 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beer distributors from all 50 states arrived in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2015 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Legislative Conference to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation and to educate members of Congress about the regulatory, economic and commercial value that independent beer distributors deliver. NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser shared new data from a survey of NBWA distributor members that revealed: 92% of distributors carry products from at least one local, in-state brewer 96% of those distributors carry multiple brands...
Beer Route| Apr. 26, 2015
Read the 2015 Legislative Conference issue , which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association. Learn tactics for educating members of Congress about the value of beer distributors; read about NBWA's new mobile-friendly website; get an economic update on the beer industry; read a preview of NBWA's Third Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference; learn about NBWA's exciting new member benefits and more! Download
Blog| Apr. 23, 2015
More than 100 NBWA members from 44 different member companies recently attended the 2015 BevCap Best Practices Workshop hosted by NBWA partner and insurance program manager BevCap Management, LLC from April 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. BevCap Management opens the workshop to all NBWA members regardless of whether they are BevCap clients. This year, 37 individuals attended from 21 different distribution companies not currently insured by BevCap. The workshop’s popularity continues to grow, with the number of attendees climbing from around 80 attendees in 2013 to 180 attendees in 2015. Attendees...
Blog| Apr. 10, 2015
Distributors and brewers: are you heading to the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Portland, April 14-17? If so, be sure to take advantage of meeting space sponsored by NBWA. The NBWA Meeting Rooms are conveniently located right on the CBC trade show floor, making it easy for distributors and brewers to discuss opportunities for growing brands and delivering them to new markets. Reserve your NBWA Meeting Room space by clicking here . Also, be sure to stop by the NBWA Lounge to give yourself a chance to recharge and connect with NBWA representatives. Please contact NBWA’s Danielle Duchesne at...

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