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Press Releases| Dec 3, 2021
State alcohol laws created by the 21st Amendment continue to support a robust U.S. beer industry ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the leading voice for the nation’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, is raising a glass in honor of the upcoming 88th anniversary of “Repeal Day.” On December 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed and the 21st amendment ratified, ending Prohibition and paving the way for the subsequent state-based alcohol policies, which serve as the foundation for the modern beer industry. “Eighty-eight years ago, this country recognized...
Press Releases| Dec 1, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for November 2021. The November 2021 reading of 51 continues to show the industry is reverting to pre-COVID readings for a more typical reading that occurs this time of year. However, the components that make up the aggregate BPI reading show some very different trends than prior months this year. Most importantly, the dramatic drop in the FMB/seltzer BPI reading continued, falling to an unprecedented 31 from 87 in November 2020. Meanwhile, imports and premium lights are the...
Press Releases| Nov 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for October 2021. The October 2021 reading continues to reflect the recent trends that resemble the industry pre-pandemic, where a mid-50's reading was typical for this time of year. However, the component segments of the index continue to show very different trends. Most importantly, the FMB/seltzer BPI reading took yet another dramatic hit, falling to an unprecedented 42 in October 2021 from 92 in October 2020. Imports and premium lights both reported expansionary (50+)...
Press Releases| Oct 21, 2021
NBWA announces initiative has surpassed 2021 training goal with more than 26,000 beer distribution employees trained  ALEXANDRIA, Va . – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative was awarded the Power of A (association) Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Power of A Awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy and the world. “We are thrilled that our...
Press Releases| Oct 7, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — This week, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) officially launched the Building Relationships and Empowering Women (BREW) initiative at its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Through the BREW initiative, NBWA is committed to offering a robust forum for women leaders to grow professionally within the beer industry. This initiative has been long in the works, with the official launch put on hold by the COVID pandemic. “Points of entry into the beer distribution industry have eluded women in the past, but thankfully, that dynamic is changing. NBWA...
Press Releases| Oct 5, 2021
Incoming Chairman Peter Heimark Highlights Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in Year Ahead for NBWA, Beer Distribution Industry LAS VEGAS, Nev . – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) concluded its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. During Tuesday’s general session, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser and outgoing Chairman of the Board Patrick Blach introduced Peter Heimark as the organization’s new Chairman of the Board. “Peter’s two decades of experience serving the beer distribution industry in Southern California will be especially...
Press Releases| Oct 4, 2021
NBWA leaders discussed resilience throughout COVID-19, continued challenges and opportunities, as well as honored leaders in the industry LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Yesterday, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 84 th Annual Convention and Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Held annually, the convention brings beer distributors together from across the country to discuss the future of the industry. This year’s event marks the first time NBWA members will be able to assemble in person since the onset of the pandemic. “We are so fortunate to once again convene the...
Press Releases| Oct 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for September 2021. The NBWA Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) is an informal monthly statistical release giving distributors a timely and reliable indicator of industry beer purchasing activity. BPI is the only forward-looking indicator for distributors to measure expected beer demand. Similar to the widely recognized Purchasing Managers’ Index, the BPI is a net-rising index and a leading indicator of industry performance based on survey responses from participating beer purchasers...
Blog| Sep 28, 2021
Sept. 8, 2021, 7:20 AM EDT By Halley Bondy Over the course of her 25-year career in the beer and alcohol industry, Heineken USA’s CEO Maggie Timoney has often been the only woman in the room while rising the ranks of the alcoholic beverage industry. And now, Timoney, and her peers, are making moves to level the playing field. “I think it is incumbent upon us to be allies for young women coming up to help them believe in themselves, to help them put themselves forward and not take crap from people,” she told Know Your Value. Timoney became the company’s first woman CEO in 2018 and has...
Press Releases| Aug 31, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for August 2021. The August 2021 overall index of 74 matches the August 2020 reading of 74. However, while the aggregate reading is the same, the components that make up that aggregate reading are very different. Most importantly is the dramatic change in the FMB/seltzer BPI reading that took a 34-point dip, falling from 92 in August 2020 to 58 in August 2021. The “at-risk" inventory measures are still below 50, signaling continued supply constraints in the distribution industry...

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