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Press Releases| Feb. 4, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – As Americans prepare to watch this year’s Super Bowl, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is recognizing the men and women of the beer distribution industry who deliver a wide selection of beer to licensed retailers for consumers to enjoy. “From familiar domestic brands to intriguing imports and exciting new products from local and small craft brewers, America’s beer distribution employees are working in overdrive to make sure the marketplace offers an unparalleled variety of beer for consumers to enjoy during the big game,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig...
Blog| Jan. 20, 2016
At NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show , attendees heard from a white hat hacker who shared how identify theft, data breaches and hacking sensitive information have become commonplace. Attendees said they needed more information and more solutions! NBWA members are invited to participate in a webinar, "Cyber Risk: A New Perspective on an Old Problem,” on Tuesday, February 2, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and will be presented by Jim Bourie of Nisos Group LLC . Cyber risk is not only a security issue, it is a business risk. Cyber attacks...
Blog| Jan. 19, 2016
By: Paul Pisano, NBWA Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs and General Counsel As of January 1, 2016, any company in the United Kingdom that sells alcohol to another business will need to apply to register for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). This law was introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle alcohol fraud. The failure to pay alcohol taxes and wide-scale illegal production and counterfeit operations have plagued the U.K. in recent years. Increasing reports of lethal fake alcohol highlight the concerns of a black market. Some reports have shown that up to...
Press Releases| Jan. 13, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA - National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser today announced the promotion of Dave Christman to vice president, state affairs. Christman joined NBWA in 2001 and has served in a variety of positions for the association. Most recently, he served as senior director, state and industry Affairs. In that role, he strengthened relations with state associations; expanded relationships with state legislative leaders; and increased NBWA’s visibility in national organizations of state officials, including being elected in 2015 to serve as a national officer of...
Blog| Jan. 11, 2016
By: Ginger Johnson, Women Enjoying Beer Facts: Women make between 75 to 85 percent of all purchasing decisions, across categories, in America. Females make up more than 50 percent of the global population. Everyone who sees the plentiful market share to be gained when marketing to women will experience more robust sales, more engaged clientele and a deepened market base. One of three largest segments of the population – baby boomer women – can be foundational to your future success. Do boomer women drink beer? Do they buy it? “Yes” is the resounding answer, and more baby boomer women will buy...
Press Releases| Jan. 7, 2016
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans . This new edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes, for the first time, significant language which recognizes that all drinks are not created equally, noting that, “Packaged (e.g., canned beer, bottled wine) and mixed beverages (e.g., margarita, rum and soda, mimosa, sangria) vary in alcohol content. For this reason it is important to determine how many alcoholic drink-equivalents are in the beverage and limit intake.” “The new version of...
Videos| Jan. 4, 2016
NBWA is raising a glass to America’s beer distributors and celebrating a great year. This year in review video captures some of the highlights from 2015.
Press Releases| Dec. 8, 2015
Ensuring Competition Remains on Tap: The AB InBev/SABMiller Merger and the State of Competition in the Beer Industry Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Hearing December 8, 2015 Chairman Lee, Ranking Member Klobuchar and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the nation’s independent beer distributors (wholesalers) and their 130,000 employees, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am here to discuss the proposed acquisition of SABMiller (SAB) by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) – the number one and number two brewers in...
Press Releases| Nov. 11, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of the terms for Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller: “NBWA is analyzing the terms of the acquisition released today to determine the potential impact on America’s 3,300 independent distributors, the competitive marketplace and American consumers. The Boston Consulting Group has described America’s unique system of independent beer distribution as ‘open, freely competitive and driven by consumer choice.’ NBWA will continue to...
Blog| Oct. 30, 2015
By: Craig Purser, NBWA President & CEO Big news for the global beer industry broke while the U.S. beer distribution industry was gathered at the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show , held October 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that the world’s top two brewers, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, had agreed in principle to one of the biggest mergers in corporate history after SABMiller accepted a buyout offer worth more than $100 billion. Together, the two global brewers have more than 400 labels of beer in their portfolios –...

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