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Blog| May 2, 2016
By: Rebecca Spicer, NBWA Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Beer distributors take pride in building solid relationships with industry partners, including brewers and retailers. Beer distributors also establish meaningful relationships with elected leaders, including members of Congress. After all, that’s why hundreds of distributors travel to the nation’s capital every spring. And now, beer distributors are developing relationships with members of the media as well. The good news is that reporters love beer! They love to taste new brands, and they love learning about...
Blog| Apr 21, 2016
NBWA is excited to host members of the NBWA Next Generation Group at the Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference , August 8-9 in Nashville, Tennessee. The NBWA Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry and helps members learn more about the beer business, get more involved with the association and network with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands. NBWA Next Generation Group Chairman Bud Dunn said, “As leaders we are always pushing our teams to learn and become stronger, but, in order to do...
Blog| Apr 20, 2016
NBWA has added three new videos to its safety training video library – a membership resource created exclusively for beer distributors. The safety training videos feature real-life scenarios for employees in NBWA member warehouses. The videos are housed on the NBWA website and are available to distributor members on-demand 24/7, along with a downloadable quiz. Employers can use the quizzes to verify that an employee watched the video and to document the training for human resources. “NBWA is working hard to provide useful and meaningful safety training videos for our companies. Many larger...
Blog| Apr 7, 2016
By: Laurie Knight, NBWA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs Turn on your television, pick up a newspaper or just check the newsfeed on your phone – you can’t overlook that America is preparing for elections this year. What may be hard to believe is that Election Day is still seven months away. Although the unprecedented presidential campaigns are monopolizing conversations and headlines right now, it’s important to remember that all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 Senate seats – which could determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years –...
Blog| Apr 4, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Hundreds of beer distributors from across the country will soon gather in our nation’s capital for the 2016 NBWA Legislative Conference . With change coming to the White House and Capitol Hill next year, it’s vital that beer distributors strengthen existing relationships and build new ones to ensure that elected leaders are educated about effective alcohol regulation and the role of independent beer distributors, who work closely with brewers and licensed retailers, to safely deliver a wide variety of products for...
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...
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...
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 –...
Blog| Oct 11, 2015
By: Laurie Knight, NBWA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs Since Congress returned to the nation’s capital following its summer recess, there has been renewed attention on recent activity in the regulatory arena. On behalf of those in the beer distribution industry, NBWA has been focused on actions taken by the Department of Labor (DOL) as well as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In July, the DOL issued its proposed changes to the regulations specifying who is eligible for overtime compensation. The proposed rule seeks to raise the minimum annual salary threshold for...

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