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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!​
Press Releases| Jun 3, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for May 2020. Data for the May 2020 BPI was collected from May 10 through May 20, coinciding with continued on-premise closures and simultaneous increased sales in off-premise establishments. The total BPI for May rebounded to 66 after falling to 35 in April. The May 2020 reading stands four points higher than the May 2019 reading of 62. This is the largest single monthly swing the Total Beer Index has ever recorded. BPI saw a significant rebound in the May index across all...
Press Releases| Jun 2, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: "The beer industry stands with communities and against racial inequality. We are appalled and saddened by the injustices inflicted on our friends and neighbors. We must take a stand against prejudice and bigotry. America must live up to the promise of liberty and justice for all. And we need to use this moment to renew our fight against injustice and work toward becoming a more perfect union. As Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'The time is always right to do what is right.' And that time is now...
Blog| May 29, 2020
NBWA and Distributors in the News Beer distributors play an essential role in moving goods during this crisis. They are working every day to keep America’s supply chain moving, making sure beer – and other products – get to store shelves to meet demand. These community businesses play an essential role in moving goods during this crisis. Local beer distributors are part of the fabric of their communities and are among the first to step up and help their neighbors in times of need. This pandemic is no different. Beer distributors are working locally and with their state governments to help the...
Blog| May 21, 2020
By Josh Noel | Chicago Tribune May 21, 2020 | 4:13 PM When a pandemic hands you old beer, you don’t make lemonade. You make Malort. In this case, the old beer was 160 kegs of Revolution Brewing’s flagship Anti-Hero IPA that were about to fall out of code while most bars and restaurants remain closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Rather than dump the beer, Revolution teamed up with Chicago’s CH Distillery to create a first: Malort made from beer. The product, which goes on sale Friday at Revolution, CH Distillery and Binny’s, pairs two modern Chicago icons: the city’s top-...
Blog| May 12, 2020
Today, NBWA's strategic partner Fintech is bringing you information on the benefits of distributor autopay. FintechLogo+Tagline_Blue_Horizontal.png Benefits of Distributor Autopay How transitioning to electronic payments is safer for your workforce and safer for your retailers. Now more than ever, you understand the importance of keeping your customers and teams safe and your business running efficiently. As regulations evolve in the post-COVID world and businesses have an increased responsibility to safety and security, are you confident that your current procedures are enough? Throughout...

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