Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors
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Press Releases| Aug 1, 2022
Amid high energy prices and inflation, NBWA is helping distributors find creative ways to be both economical and sustainable ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As beer and beverage distributors continue to grapple with high energy prices during the busy summer season, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is announcing a toolkit to help companies save money and reduce their carbon footprint through efficiency and sustainability efforts. America’s beer and beverage distributors have always been focused on efficiency and provide considerable energy and carbon savings for the beer industry...
Press Releases| Jul 29, 2022
NBWA has trained 29,000 beer distribution employees in all fifty states to identify and report the signs of human trafficking in the initiative's second year ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, on the second anniversary of its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) reflected on the program's important milestones. In its second year, NBWA hit a landmark goal of training distributors in all 50 states. To date, nearly 29,000 beer distributors have been trained to spot the signs of human trafficking. The initiative was created to mobilize NBWA's...
Press Releases| Jul 28, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for July 2022. The July 2022 BPI results show the total beer index at 46 and “at-risk" inventory at 46. A repeat of June results signals a break after the 50+ readings experienced previously this year. Continued inflationary pressures, extreme heat and a slowing economy bring the industry to a second month of pause after five months of positive ordering trends. The July 2022 results show a shift to a more cautious sentiment for distributor. However, leaner inventories, reflected in the...
Press Releases| Jun 27, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2022. The June 2022 BPI results show the total beer index at 46 and “at-risk" inventory at 47, indicating a break in the pattern after the 50+ readings experienced previously this year. Continued inflationary pressures, extreme heat, rising interest rates and recession fears, coupled with slower-than-expected sales in May, bring the industry to a pause after five months of positive ordering trends. When looking at the comparison month of June 2021, it is worth noting that the...
Press Releases| Jun 24, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On June 22, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of a broader legislative package reauthorizing over 30 key priorities for the Administration and Congress. The bill now awaits Senate passage. If signed into law, the STOP Act would be reauthorized through 2027. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) worked closely with industry and public health partners to gain support for reauthorization of the legislation. In April, as part of NBWA’s Legislative Conference, distributor members...
Press Releases| May 26, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for May 2022. The May 2022 BPI survey is in line with April's results, with the “total beer” category reading at 53 and the "at-risk" inventory category at 46. There is nothing particularly exciting in these results, which may be a good sign as it points to the industry settling down from the supply and demand shocks over the past 24 months. These results also show a steady improvement over the first quarter, with both April and May reporting a slightly higher ordering index along with...
Press Releases| May 24, 2022
In response to nationwide workplace shortages, the association created a video for beer distributors to utilize as a recruitment tool ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced the release of a customizable recruitment video, which will serve as a tool to help beer distribution companies attract potential employees. Beer distributors help maintain a steady supply of a variety of beer and beverages for America's consumers and are experts in logistics and transportation. But as the country faces supply chain challenges and a national worker shortage, the...
Press Releases| May 3, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for April 2022. For the fourth month in a row in 2022, the beer industry continues to revert to pre-pandemic trends. The April 2022 BPI has a “total beer” reading of 55 and an “at-risk" inventory reading of 47. This combination of readings is an improvement over the first three months (Q1) with "at-risk" inventories falling below 50 as the industry heads into the second quarter. The dramatic drop in the FMB/seltzer category continues, falling to 40 in April 2022 from 90 in April 2021...
Press Releases| Apr 6, 2022
The 2022 Legislative Conference was NBWA’s first in-person fly-in since 2019. WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, April 3-6, over 500 independent beer distributors from across the country attended the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) first in-person Legislative Conference since 2019. During the conference, beer distributors met with over 300 Capitol Hill offices to advocate on issues impacting the beer industry and their businesses, including the importance of the three-tier system, ongoing challenges related to workforce retention and recruitment as well as differentiation between...
Press Releases| Apr 1, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for March 2022. For a third month, the beer industry has continued to revert to pre-pandemic trends. The March 2022 BPI has a “total beer” reading of 52 and an “at-risk" inventory reading of 56. Both numbers are reminiscent of the days when inventories were a little too high, and purchase order index was typically at or below 50.The March 2022 total beer reading of 52 is about average for this time of year with slightly more ordering ahead of spring holiday beer occasions. The dramatic...

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