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| 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...
Press Releases| Mar 10, 2021
The new catalog will improve data quality and efficiency through a single product record for beer brands ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition (BIECC) and Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information and syndication company, today announced a partnership to create a Master Product Catalog (MPC) that will house basic item information and images for all participating beer brands. The MPC will aim to be a single source of item information made freely available to retailers, distributors, third-party vendors and other industry stakeholders. A growing challenge across...
Press Releases| Mar 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for February 2021. The FMB/seltzer segment remains in expansion, while craft beer continues to contract. The February 2021 BPI saw a solid increase to 70 compared to the February 2020 reading of 64. The “at-risk inventory" (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) continues to inch up from its all-time low readings over the summer and fall, and it now stands at 42 with distributor inventories almost recovered. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "The...
Press Releases| Feb 25, 2021
Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2021) – Today, the Beer Growth Initiative (BGI) announced the success and continued national expansion of the BEERS TO THAT® consumer campaign. The campaign, launched by the Beer Institute (BI), the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA), aims to champion beer as America’s favorite beverage and position beer as the perfect beverage for celebrating life’s everyday wins. Now, BGI is calling everyone in the beer industry to the table and empowering them to build up the beer category through BEERS TO THAT®. After an incredibly...
Press Releases| Feb 9, 2021
NBWA exceeds goal to educate 1,000 beer distribution employees during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced today that the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative trained 5,164 distribution employees during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January. The employees represent nearly 60 companies and far exceed NBWA’s initial goal to train 1,000 employees in January. This continues the momentum across the country to train beer distribution employees to safely spot and...
Press Releases| Feb 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for January 2021. After a dramatic year in 2020, the BPI for January continues to show signs of returning to normal. The total BPI for January 2021 is at 66.4, about where it was in January 2020 and before the pandemic at 65.7. The “at-risk inventory" (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure rose to 37.9 from 25.9 in December 2020, the largest single-month increase since June 2020. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "A slower than expected...

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