Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Press Releases| Jul 31, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va . — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for July 2020 as beer distributors around the country are reacting to significant changes in consumer demand and working to meet unprecedented challenges in the marketplace. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for July 2020 dropped to 70.5 from last month's all-time high mark of 81, though it is still above last year's July reading of 64.7. Notably, the "at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) fell to another all-time...
Press Releases| Jul 29, 2020
Beer distributors partner with state attorneys general to identify and report signs of human trafficking ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee Co-Chair Sean Reyes (R-UT) and committee member Maura Healey (D-MA) announced a new initiative to help combat human trafficking in the United States. Working alongside the attorneys general, NBWA will offer awareness training to the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees in the U.S. to help them recognize and report signs of human...
Press Releases| Jul 1, 2020
Independence Day busiest holiday for beer industry ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association toasted the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees across the United States, who are working hard to ensure Americans have access to fresh, quality beer this Fourth of July. For the industry, including brewers, distributors and retailers, Independence Day marks the height of the summer beer-selling season — with distributors often delivering double the beer of a typical week. “This July 4th, as the country continues to cautiously reopen, beer distributors are working...
Press Releases| Jun 30, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2020. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for June 2020 reached an all-time high mark of 81, significantly above last year's reading of 48 in June 2019. Ahead of a July 4th load-in to retail and reported shortages for some popular packages, the "at-risk inventory" index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) fell to an all-time low reading of 27 in June 2020 from 49 in June 2019. Data for the June 2020 BPI was collected from June 10...
Press Releases| Jun 3, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for May 2020. Data for the May 2020 BPI was collected from May 10 through May 20, coinciding with continued on-premise closures and simultaneous increased sales in off-premise establishments. The total BPI for May rebounded to 66 after falling to 35 in April. The May 2020 reading stands four points higher than the May 2019 reading of 62. This is the largest single monthly swing the Total Beer Index has ever recorded. BPI saw a significant rebound in the May index across all...
Press Releases| Jun 2, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: "The beer industry stands with communities and against racial inequality. We are appalled and saddened by the injustices inflicted on our friends and neighbors. We must take a stand against prejudice and bigotry. America must live up to the promise of liberty and justice for all. And we need to use this moment to renew our fight against injustice and work toward becoming a more perfect union. As Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'The time is always right to do what is right.' And that time is now...
Press Releases| May 1, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for April 2020. The COVID-19 crisis has presented the economy and beer market with unprecedented challenges. Getting the right products safely into the right places to meet consumer demand has become more challenging and complicated than ever before. Data for the April 2020 Beer Purchasers Index was collected from April 6 through April 20, coinciding with the period of temporary on-premise closures and simultaneous increased off-premise volumes sales. About NBWA's Beer Purchaser...
Press Releases| Apr 21, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan law that prevents out-of-state alcohol retailers from selling to Michigan consumers. In doing so, the Court reversed a district court decision in favor of an Indiana retailer seeking to sell wine to Michigan consumers, claiming the Michigan law is a violation of the dormant Commerce Clause because it treats Indiana retailers differently than Michigan retailers. However, Indiana retailers are not required to follow the same laws as Michigan retailers. NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement...
Press Releases| Apr 2, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for March 2020. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. Data for the March 2020 Beer Purchasers Index was collected from March 9 — 20, coinciding with the period of temporary on-premise closures and simultaneous increased off-premise volumes due to pantry stocking. After two months of...
Press Releases| Mar 11, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement today regarding the cancellation of the Legislative Conference: “NBWA has been closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to the NBWA Legislative Conference with the health, safety and well-being of our members top of mind. Developments over the past several days have made hosting this year’s conference a significant challenge. These include exposure and self-quarantine of members of Congress, meeting cancellations, travel restrictions, flight reductions...

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