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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...
Blog| Sep 20, 2016
Each year, NBWA recognizes a company that effectively uses communications and public affairs initiatives to advocate for and promote the beer distribution industry. 7G Distributing of Eastern Iowa is the recipient of the 2016 NBWA Public Affairs Award. “7G stands out when it comes to promoting the value that beer distributors bring to Iowa’s communities and consumers,” said Rebecca Spicer, NBWA senior vice president, communications and public affairs. “While most distributors work closely with brewers and retailers to promote new brands through point-of-sale promotional efforts and marketing...
Blog| Sep 20, 2016
By: Laurie Knight, NBWA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs As we head into the final stretch of the 114 th Congress, the issue of funding the federal government is on the front burner. Current federal funding expires September 30, and lawmakers will have to determine the parameters and length of a continuing resolution. Our expectation is that there will be agreement on a continuing resolution that will carry into mid-December. The House is scheduled to adjourn at the end of September, and the Senate will stay in Washington through the first week of October. Neither chamber is...
Blog| Sep 20, 2016
Each year, DRAFT Magazine publishes a list of “America’s 100 Best Beer Bars” from coast to coast. While in Chicago for the NBWA Annual Convention, consider a visit to a few of the Chicago bars that made the 2016 list: Bangers & Lace Bangers & Lace is Wicker Park’s home for craft beer and sausage. A bar/restaurant with the feel of a Midwestern lodge, Bangers & Lace offers 32 draft beers from around the world, in addition to an extensive bottle selection. Why the name? “Bangers” is the British term for sausage, & “lace” stands for Brussels lace, the intricate veil of beer foam...
Blog| Sep 12, 2016
By: Dillon Blake, Director of Business Development at Runzheimer Business vehicle programs are a lot like beer. Okay, that might be a little bit of a stretch, but hear me out. Just like there are different kinds of beer to fit different situations, times of the year and events, there are different types of vehicle programs that fit with different job positions and organizations. With all the options out there, how do you know you are using the right one? Here are the four most common programs and how they could fit in with your organization: Cents-per-Mile (CPM) Cents-per-mile programs are...
Blog| Sep 2, 2016
NBWA distributor members are invited to share success stories involving local agents of Northwestern Mutual , an NBWA Founders Club sponsor, to help fellow beer distributors learn more about the benefits of working with Northwestern Mutual advisors. Distributors who share their stories will be entered for a chance to win a $250 American Express gift card. Simply describe how you or your business have benefited from working with your local Northwestern Mutual agent and some of the great ways they have helped provide financial solutions for your business. All entries should be emailed to NBWA...
Blog| Aug 19, 2016
As the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) prepares to present the Second Annual NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award , the association recently checked in with Dust Bowl Brewing Co. , the recipient of the 2015 Brewer Partner Marketing Innovation Award. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. has been in operation since 2009 in Turlock, California. NBWA talked to Sales Manager Scott Chaffee to learn what’s new with the brewery since it was honored at NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas last October. Q: Last year, Dust Bowl was the first recipient of the NBWA Brewer Partner...
Blog| Aug 11, 2016
Nearly 150 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Fourth Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference August 7 – 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. Next Generation Group Chairman Bud Dunn welcomed the group and recognized first-time attendees, noting that this year’s conference grew by more than 25 new...
Blog| Aug 5, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO In the beer industry, there’s great excitement about the rampant growth in the number of breweries across the country. More than 4,000 are now in operation. Nearly two more are opening every day. This growth is providing consumers with unprecedented choice and countless brands to sample. And that’s fueling more competition than the industry has ever seen. With a steady stream of new breweries popping up, every brand is trying to develop its own niche and create its own loyal consumer base. And many brewers will tell you...
Blog| Jul 11, 2016
Beer bloggers, journalists and beer industry writers gathered at the 2016 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference July 8-10 in Tampa Bay, Florida, to meet, learn, taste and share. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) served as a sponsor of the seventh annual conference, with NBWA staff on hand to interact with nearly 150 beer writers and communicate the role of independent distributors in delivering their favorite beers to store shelves and bar taps across the country. Beer Economics With NBWA’s Lester Jones NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones set the stage for industry discussions the...

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