Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Press Releases| Oct 8, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This week during its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) presented its Life Service Award to the 142,000 hardworking people who make up America’s beer distribution industry. The Life Service Award is NBWA’s highest honor given to beer distributors who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the industry, their community and fellow distributors. “This year our industry has been tested like never before,” said Michael Schilleci, former NBWA Chairman and Supreme Beverage Company President , when presenting the award. “We...
Press Releases| Oct 6, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) closed out the 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase today with the transition of the Chairmanship from Brian Gelner to Patrick Blach, President of Blach Distributing Company in Elko, Nev. The final day of the virtual Convention also featured insights from beer and spirits industry leaders, who shared perspectives on the current state of the industry and what the future may hold in a post-COVID economy, and advice from a battle-tested leader on leading during a crisis. “Pat has committed much of his professional career...
Press Releases| Oct 5, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase. For the first time ever, the Convention is bringing beer distributors, industry pioneers and innovative exhibitors together through a virtual platform. “It’s great to be here with all of you in the virtual world as we celebrate yet another year of this outstanding industry,” said Craig Purser, NBWA President and CEO . “As I have said, there is nothing traditional about 2020, but one thing that never changes is our industry’s strength when we work together.”...
Press Releases| Oct 2, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va . – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for September 2020 as beer distributors nationwide continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total BPI for September 2020 rose to 80 from 54 for September 2019. Meanwhile, the “at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out-of-code in the next 30 days) has recorded another all-time low reading at 18 for September 2020 from 48 in September 2019. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, “This month’s reading remains...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the nation’s leading advocate for America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, announced that it will host its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase virtually, October 5-6, 2020. Press registration for the virtual event is now open. NBWA will welcome CEOs of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, and Mark Brown, President and CEO of Sazerac Company, Inc., who will discuss the current state of the beverage alcohol industry. The dynamic speaker line-up will also...
Press Releases| Sep 16, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Tomorrow, America’s beer distributors will commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “Tomorrow, America’s beer distributors will raise a glass to our nation’s Constitution and celebrate the unique role beer has played in our nation’s history. “Alcohol is the only product that can claim two Constitutional amendments. The 18th Amendment prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of all alcohol...
Press Releases| Sep 1, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for August 2020 as beer distributors continue to take an aggressive stance in their ordering to minimize out-of-stocks and compensate for lost draft beer volumes and on-premise closures. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for August 2020 rose to 74 from 58 for August 2019. The "at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out-of-code in the next 30 days) continues to record all-time low readings at 22 for August 2020 from 46 in August 2019. NBWA Chief...
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...

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