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Press Releases| Dec 7, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the 21 st Century Cures Act, a broad health care bill which dedicates more than $6 billion to implement key priorities for the Administration and Congress and reauthorizes the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act . The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on November 30 with broad bipartisan support, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) worked closely with industry and public health partners to gain support for reauthorization of the legislation. In...
Blog| Dec 5, 2016
By: Craig Powell , President & CEO of Motus A new IRS Safe Harbor Rate is announced every year in mid-December, establishing a standard business mileage rate for the coming year. Many beverage companies think this rate should be used to reimburse field employees for their driving expenses; however, that’s not true. In fact, the IRS Safe Harbor Rate is actually not a recommended reimbursement rate, and using it as the basis for reimbursing your employees could cost you money in the long run. So what is the IRS Safe Harbor Rate? Set once per year, the IRS Safe Harbor Rate is calculated...
Press Releases| Dec 2, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Monday, December 5, America’s beer distributors will celebrate the 83 rd anniversary of the ratification of the 21 st Amendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed Prohibition and established today’s effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition ended in the United States when 36 states (a three-fourths majority of the then 48 states) ratified the 21 st Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 21 st Amendment repealed the 18 th Amendment, ending 13 years of Prohibition, and granted each state the primary...
Blog| Oct 20, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Disruption is the new normal in today’s world – from global and homeland security to the world economy, politics and new technologies. And it’s safe to say that the beer industry is seeing its fair share of disruption, too. With disruption comes challenges. So-called disruptors start to behave like marketplace leaders. Some smaller-scale beer brands have become dominant in their segment and worked to limit competition from even smaller and newer brands. Disruptors have become acquisition targets of larger, more...
Blog| Oct 10, 2016
Jet Extends Company's Reach in Competitive Market By: Brandy Hearting, Textron Aviation ProOwnership Manager In an industry where cultivating relationships is essential to success, business aviation has quickly emerged as a key tool for distributors. Business aviation can benefit distributors aiming to widen their reach at a faster pace. For Caffey Distributing in Greensboro, North Carolina, reaching out to potential brewery partners is less of a challenge due to its use of business aviation. “It’s pretty competitive trying to reach those new brands when they decide to come to the market,”...
Videos| Oct 7, 2016
Watch highlights from NBWA's 79th Annual Convention, held September 25-28, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.
Photos| Oct 6, 2016
NBWA's 79th Annual Convention was held September 25 - 28, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Each year, the NBWA Annual Convention provides valuable education programs and networking opportunities for the beer industry. Photos by: Bruce Powell Photos
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Blog| Oct 3, 2016
By: Craig Powell, Motus President & CEO Many beer wholesalers are concerned about implementing mobile technology for their drivers. Fears about the impact of a technological cultural shift and time and cost of upgrading their systems have hindered the adoption of mobile among distributors. However, mobile has reached a tipping point in businesses of all kinds and is becoming undeniably linked to the way we’ll all work in the future. Consider how mobile devices have changed banking by letting us deposit a check from home, or enabled your doctor to call up your medical records on their...
Press Releases| Sep 28, 2016
Mississippi Beer Distributor Paul J. Bertucci to Lead Association’s Efforts on Behalf of America’s More Than 3,000 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2016-2017 term. Paul J. Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention held September 25 – 28...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – Today, Paul J. Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, assumed the position of 2016-2017 chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) at the association’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. As chairman, Bertucci will help guide the association as it advocates for licensed, independent beer distributors and educates elected officials, regulators, media and the public about the value of America’s open and independent...

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