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| Jun 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for May 2021. The data shows a stark comparison to the May 2020 BPI, which demonstrated the severe impact of COVID-19 on the beer industry. The May 2021 overall reading of 80 is significantly higher than last May's reading of 64. The "at-risk" inventory (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure of 31 continues to remain well below the long-running average as out-of-stocks and supply disruptions continue to impact the industry. NBWA Chief Economist...
Press Releases| May 27, 2021
Every brewing job generates another 30 jobs in other industries, including farming, transportation and hospitality WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their biennial Beer Serves America report on the economic importance of the nation's beer industry. Bars, restaurants, sporting events and concerts are critical to the U.S. economy, and the beer industry plays a key role in supporting jobs in the hospitality industry as well as jobs in farming, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and a myriad of other sectors. The study found...
Press Releases| May 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced today it has named Erin Donar as Vice President of Communications. Donar brings more than 15 years of communications and public affairs experience to NBWA, including roles in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the House and Senate and private sector. She will lead the association’s communications and public affairs team and its work advocating for America’s over 3,000 independent beer distributors. “We’re thrilled to have Erin as part of the NBWA family,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “Having served in...
Press Releases| Apr 28, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) concluded its 2021 Legislative Conference. The conference provided an opportunity for distributors from across the country to hear insider political analysis, learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and gain a deeper understanding of the federal policies that impact their businesses. The rest of this week, distributors will meet virtually with members of Congress, advocating for their businesses and educating their lawmakers on key issues facing the industry. Distributors will attend almost 350...
Press Releases| Apr 27, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today during the 2021 Legislative Conference, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced a new goal for the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative: train 25,000 beer distribution employees in total across the country to spot and report signs of human trafficking by the end of 2021. NBWA surpassed its initial goal of training 10,000 employees from the July 2020 launch to the end of 2021, in part thanks to a monumental effort by beer distributors during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January. During that month alone, more...
| Apr 8, 2021
By Megan R. Wilson | April 1, 2021 5:01AM ET The National Association of Realtors, one of the most powerful industry groups in Washington, was among the many groups that switched to Zoom style advocacy when the coronavirus made in-person lobbying untenable. With signs the pandemic may be ebbing, the group is now reassessing how to handle traditional fly-in events when members descend on Capitol Hill to buttonhole members. The Realtors’ fly-in this May will be virtual, but with a “light at the end of the tunnel” of the pandemic, the group “will soon start looking at what a hybrid format will...
Press Releases| Apr 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for March 2021. The trend over the past couple of months still shows a continued, albeit slow, return to the long-running average total BPI of 57. The March 2021 reading of 63 remains significantly above March 2020 reading of 50. The “at-risk" inventory (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure for March 2021 is 37, a significant decrease from 57 in March 2020. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "In this month's BPI, we see the comparison to...
Blog| Mar 26, 2021
By Joanna Sullivan – Editor-in-Chief, Baltimore Business Journal Mar 26, 2021, 7:00am EDT Bond Distributing Co. Year founded: 1950 Location: Baltimore Employees: 175 Number of generations: Three Ronnie Footlick credits her mother, Tillie Borow, as the visionary who created Bond Distributing Co. Sure, her father, Robert Borow — whom she called "the consummate salesman " — gets much of the credit. But she said her mother was the person who convinced him that he wouldn't go far at the Pabst Brewing Co. in Philadelphia. He had worked there for 14 years without a promotion. "She told him, 'There's...
Videos| Mar 16, 2021
For this webinar originally presented on March 10, 2021, NBWA hosted a bipartisan panel featuring Attorneys General Chris Carr (GA), Aaron Ford (NV), Eric Schmitt (MO) and Phil Weiser (CO). These leaders shared insights into how they are combatting human trafficking in their states and why they are excited that beer distributors can play an important role in the fight to protect the most vulnerable.
Press Releases| Mar 16, 2021
Four state Attorneys General shared insights on human trafficking awareness with beer distributors ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On March 10, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) hosted a webinar featuring a bipartisan panel of state Attorneys General from across the country as part of its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative. The webinar emphasized the pervasive issue of human trafficking across the U.S. and illustrated how beer distributors could best be of service in the fight against it. Camila Zolfaghari , executive director of Street Grace , a nonprofit dedicated to...

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