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Blog| May 13, 2015
At the 2013 NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show, Walmart Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton told a room full of distributors that Walmart would be transitioning to electronic funds transfer (EFT) in 2014. The room burst into applause as distributors envisioned a world where drivers would not be forced to wait at the back door for a check to be written or a money order to be processed. Fintech was selected by Walmart to execute EFT payments, adding to the 325,000 relationships already managed by the company between distributors and retailers. In fact, Fintech added 50,000...
Blog| May 4, 2015
This spring NBWA launched a new membership resource created exclusively for beer distributors – safety training videos that feature real-life scenarios for employees in NBWA member warehouses. The videos are housed on the NBWA website as part of a safety training video library . They are available to distributor members on-demand 24/7 and accompanied by a downloadable quiz. Employers can use the quizzes to verify that an employee watched the video and to document the training for human resources. “Because these videos are industry-specific and reflect what beer distribution employees actually...
Blog| Apr 23, 2015
More than 100 NBWA members from 44 different member companies recently attended the 2015 BevCap Best Practices Workshop hosted by NBWA partner and insurance program manager BevCap Management, LLC from April 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. BevCap Management opens the workshop to all NBWA members regardless of whether they are BevCap clients. This year, 37 individuals attended from 21 different distribution companies not currently insured by BevCap. The workshop’s popularity continues to grow, with the number of attendees climbing from around 80 attendees in 2013 to 180 attendees in 2015. Attendees...
Blog| Apr 10, 2015
Distributors and brewers: are you heading to the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Portland, April 14-17? If so, be sure to take advantage of meeting space sponsored by NBWA. The NBWA Meeting Rooms are conveniently located right on the CBC trade show floor, making it easy for distributors and brewers to discuss opportunities for growing brands and delivering them to new markets. Reserve your NBWA Meeting Room space by clicking here . Also, be sure to stop by the NBWA Lounge to give yourself a chance to recharge and connect with NBWA representatives. Please contact NBWA’s Danielle Duchesne at...
Blog| Mar 3, 2015
By: Craig Purser, NBWA President & CEO By all measurable accounts, it appears to be smooth sailing for the U.S. beer industry. More than 3,000 breweries are operating across the country. At least one new brewery is opening every day. Continued, double-digit volume growth by small upstart breweries makes the U.S. beer market a dynamic and competitive industry. Thanks to an independent beer distribution system, American consumers have access to more choice and variety than any country in the world. However, bubbling beneath the surface, there are some industry players who are seeking...
Blog| Feb 19, 2015
When America’s beer distributors gathered recently at NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans, it was an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous opportunity that exists in the industry today – an intensely competitive industry operating within an effective system that works so well for so many.
Blog| Feb 18, 2015
By: Scott Perry, Ryder VP of Supply Management & Global Fuel Products With a drastic drop in diesel fuel prices, it’s easy to wonder whether natural gas will continue to be sought after by fleet owners. The fact of the matter is, however, that the move to alternative fuels for fleets has not been derailed by the dramatic drop in traditional fuel prices; the pace of the train has merely slowed. There are plenty of companies moving forward with their natural gas vehicle deployment plans, as they are focused on the long-term benefits—both economic and environmental. Nonetheless, the fleets...
Blog| Nov 25, 2014
By: Rueben Stokes , Director of Business Development – Advanced Fuels for Ryder System, Inc. This fall, beer distributors from across the country gathered in New Orleans for the 2014 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Annual Convention . As you can imagine, much of the conversation focused on the changing role of independent beer distributors, legislative changes, the explosive growth of craft beer (18% in 2013) and an open distribution system that brings incredible choice to the beer aisle. Another topic of conversation among beer distributors and other convention attendees was...
Blog| Nov 3, 2014
The beer distribution industry is made up of more than 130,000 hardworking men and women who take great pride in their jobs. Many of those people have been working in the industry for decades. Among them is Billy Dial, who is vice chairman of Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC (GDH) , a total beverage distributor with companies in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. After 35 years with the company, Dial has decided to retire. But before he exits the business, the team at GDH wanted to hear some of his most memorable experiences and get his insights on the key to a successful career in the beer...
Blog| Oct 17, 2014
Rick McAmis, area manager at Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Missouri, was recently recognized on stage at NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans as the winner of NBWA’s Second Annual Share Your Story Contest . The contest was designed to highlight the 130,000 employees who work in the beer distribution industry, and this year distribution employees were asked to submit a video explaining the work they do, why they love working in the beer distribution industry and their company’s role in their community. The prize for McAmis’ winning entry was a complimentary trip to attend NBWA...

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