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Press Releases| Dec 5, 2022
The association plans to commemorate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the landmark repeal of Prohibition by hosting a series of exciting projects and a competition for beer distributors ALEXANDRIA, Va . – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the leading voice for the nation’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, reflects on the importance of the 89th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed, and the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition and paving the way for the subsequent state-based alcohol policies, which served as the...
Press Releases| Nov 29, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for November 2022. Heading into the final months of 2022, there is a pessimistic outlook throughout the industry. The November BPI shows a low reading of 38 and the “at-risk” inventory index is relatively higher at 49. This continuation of lower BPI readings and low “at-risk” inventory are indicative of lower expected sales following fall price increases, news of increasing layoffs and a general slowing of the U.S. economy. bpi nov 1.png About NBWA's Beer Purchasers' Index: BPI is the...
Press Releases| Nov 11, 2022
Nearly 250 of the Industry’s Emerging Leaders to Discuss the Future of the Industry DENVER, Co. – Yesterday, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 10th Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, bringing together 250 attendees from across the country. Additionally, the association welcomed over 85 first-time attendees. “We often talk about leadership growth, workforce development and ensuring the next generation understands the complexities of our industry. This is the event tackling all those issues head on,” said NBWA President and...
Press Releases| Oct 28, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for October 2022. The October BPI results show the total beer index at 37 and the "at-risk" inventory at 56. The October data marks a pessimistic start to the fourth quarter of 2022 for the industry. Continued inflationary pressures and a slowing economy bring the industry to a fifth month of pause after five months of positive ordering trends in 2022. oct image 2.PNG About NBWA's Beer Purchasers' Index: BPI is the only forward-looking indicator for distributors to measure expected...
Press Releases| Oct 13, 2022
Distributors, Brewers and Retailers Meet to “Champion Yourself and Others” CHICAGO, IL. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) hosted the inaugural Alliance for Women in Beer conference in Chicago, drawing over 300 participants to hear from industry experts on ways to develop and grow as leaders. The Alliance’s mission is to unite all three tiers of the beer industry to transform beer into an exciting industry of opportunity for women. “The response has been overwhelming and attendance for the event far surpassed our expectations,” said Kim McKinnish, NBWA’s SVP and Chief...
Press Releases| Oct 12, 2022
Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund pledges $50,000 to support those affected by Hurricane Ian CHICAGO, IL. – At its annual 85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced a $50,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Foundation to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Ian. The donation comes from the Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund, which was established five years ago to support the beer family and ensure resources go directly to those most affected by disasters. “When natural disasters hit our communities, beer...
Beer Route| Oct 12, 2022
Check out the 2022 Convention Beer Route, which gives the latest on the beer distribution industry and provides an update on recent activities going on at NBWA. Download
| Oct 12, 2022
The Convention featured a Keynote from NFL Legend and Founder of EIGHT Beer, Troy Aikman CHICAGO, IL.  – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) concluded its 85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase in Chicago. During yesterday's general session, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser and outgoing Chairman of the Board Peter Heimark introduced Gordon Green as the organization’s new Chairman of the Board. “Gordon’s diversity of experience working across all sectors of the beverage industry will be especially valuable as he helps lead the NBWA during this time of change for the...
Press Releases| Oct 11, 2022
America’s beer distributors present life service award to Florida’s Lewis Bear Jr . CHICAGO, IL. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase in Chicago. Held annually, the convention brought more than 1,700 attendees together from across the country to hear from industry leaders, attend educational programing and discuss the future of the industry. NBWA Board Chair Peter Heimark, President of Heimark Distributing in California, reflected on the challenges the industry has faced over the last year. “In 2022, our resilience and...
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...

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