Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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Press Releases| Apr 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for March 2021. The trend over the past couple of months still shows a continued, albeit slow, return to the long-running average total BPI of 57. The March 2021 reading of 63 remains significantly above March 2020 reading of 50. The “at-risk" inventory (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure for March 2021 is 37, a significant decrease from 57 in March 2020. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "In this month's BPI, we see the comparison to...
Press Releases| Mar 16, 2021
Four state Attorneys General shared insights on human trafficking awareness with beer distributors ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On March 10, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) hosted a webinar featuring a bipartisan panel of state Attorneys General from across the country as part of its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative. The webinar emphasized the pervasive issue of human trafficking across the U.S. and illustrated how beer distributors could best be of service in the fight against it. Camila Zolfaghari , executive director of Street Grace , a nonprofit dedicated to...
Press Releases| Mar 10, 2021
The new catalog will improve data quality and efficiency through a single product record for beer brands ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Beer Industry Electronic Commerce Coalition (BIECC) and Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information and syndication company, today announced a partnership to create a Master Product Catalog (MPC) that will house basic item information and images for all participating beer brands. The MPC will aim to be a single source of item information made freely available to retailers, distributors, third-party vendors and other industry stakeholders. A growing challenge across...
Press Releases| Mar 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for February 2021. The FMB/seltzer segment remains in expansion, while craft beer continues to contract. The February 2021 BPI saw a solid increase to 70 compared to the February 2020 reading of 64. The “at-risk inventory" (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) continues to inch up from its all-time low readings over the summer and fall, and it now stands at 42 with distributor inventories almost recovered. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "The...
Press Releases| Feb 25, 2021
Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2021) – Today, the Beer Growth Initiative (BGI) announced the success and continued national expansion of the BEERS TO THAT® consumer campaign. The campaign, launched by the Beer Institute (BI), the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA), aims to champion beer as America’s favorite beverage and position beer as the perfect beverage for celebrating life’s everyday wins. Now, BGI is calling everyone in the beer industry to the table and empowering them to build up the beer category through BEERS TO THAT®. After an incredibly...
Press Releases| Feb 9, 2021
NBWA exceeds goal to educate 1,000 beer distribution employees during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced today that the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative trained 5,164 distribution employees during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January. The employees represent nearly 60 companies and far exceed NBWA’s initial goal to train 1,000 employees in January. This continues the momentum across the country to train beer distribution employees to safely spot and...
Press Releases| Feb 2, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for January 2021. After a dramatic year in 2020, the BPI for January continues to show signs of returning to normal. The total BPI for January 2021 is at 66.4, about where it was in January 2020 and before the pandemic at 65.7. The “at-risk inventory" (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure rose to 37.9 from 25.9 in December 2020, the largest single-month increase since June 2020. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "A slower than expected...
Press Releases| Jan 6, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement on the violent actions at the U.S. Capitol today: "Today’s unlawful assault on the U.S Capitol and the nation’s democracy jars our sense of security and order. These violent actions run directly counter to America's history of the peaceful transfer of power and undermine our Constitution. Having worked on Capitol Hill and having been involved in the political process for more than 30 years, I am heartbroken. This attack on our Capitol, a beacon of our democracy and our...
Press Releases| Jan 5, 2021
Distributors Against Human Trafficking aims to educate America’s more than 140,000 beer distribution employees about how to identify, report signs of human trafficking ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month that the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative has trained 6,000 beer distribution employees to safely spot and report the signs of human trafficking. NBWA is well on its way to reaching its goal of training 10,000 employees by the end of 2021. “When we began the Distributors...
Press Releases| Jan 5, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for December 2020. After dramatic changes in beer purchasing throughout the year, the December data shows a more moderate reading. The total Beer Purchasers' Index for December 2020 is at 64, only a few points above December 2019 at 61. The “at-risk inventory" (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) measure continues to remain relatively low among all the segments, with total beer at 29 compared to 52 in December 2019. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones...

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