Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors
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Press Releases| Oct 21, 2021
NBWA announces initiative has surpassed 2021 training goal with more than 26,000 beer distribution employees trained  ALEXANDRIA, Va . – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative was awarded the Power of A (association) Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Power of A Awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy and the world. “We are thrilled that our...
Press Releases| Oct 7, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — This week, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) officially launched the Building Relationships and Empowering Women (BREW) initiative at its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Through the BREW initiative, NBWA is committed to offering a robust forum for women leaders to grow professionally within the beer industry. This initiative has been long in the works, with the official launch put on hold by the COVID pandemic. “Points of entry into the beer distribution industry have eluded women in the past, but thankfully, that dynamic is changing. NBWA...
Press Releases| Oct 5, 2021
Incoming Chairman Peter Heimark Highlights Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in Year Ahead for NBWA, Beer Distribution Industry LAS VEGAS, Nev . – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) concluded its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. During Tuesday’s general session, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser and outgoing Chairman of the Board Patrick Blach introduced Peter Heimark as the organization’s new Chairman of the Board. “Peter’s two decades of experience serving the beer distribution industry in Southern California will be especially...
Press Releases| Oct 4, 2021
NBWA leaders discussed resilience throughout COVID-19, continued challenges and opportunities, as well as honored leaders in the industry LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Yesterday, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 84 th Annual Convention and Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Held annually, the convention brings beer distributors together from across the country to discuss the future of the industry. This year’s event marks the first time NBWA members will be able to assemble in person since the onset of the pandemic. “We are so fortunate to once again convene the...
Press Releases| Oct 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for September 2021. The NBWA Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) is an informal monthly statistical release giving distributors a timely and reliable indicator of industry beer purchasing activity. BPI is the only forward-looking indicator for distributors to measure expected beer demand. Similar to the widely recognized Purchasing Managers’ Index, the BPI is a net-rising index and a leading indicator of industry performance based on survey responses from participating beer purchasers...
Press Releases| Aug 31, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for August 2021. The August 2021 overall index of 74 matches the August 2020 reading of 74. However, while the aggregate reading is the same, the components that make up that aggregate reading are very different. Most importantly is the dramatic change in the FMB/seltzer BPI reading that took a 34-point dip, falling from 92 in August 2020 to 58 in August 2021. The “at-risk" inventory measures are still below 50, signaling continued supply constraints in the distribution industry...
Press Releases| Jul 30, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va . – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for July 2021. The recent BPI looks at data relative to July 2020, a month that experienced widespread economic shutdowns, on-premise closures and the over-indexed segments that took a hit in those channels. Overall, the July 2021 index of 64 fell 7 points below last July's index of 71 but trends within a reasonable range compared to index readings from the past seven years. The “at-risk” inventory index at 35 (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) is...
Press Releases| Jul 29, 2021
NBWA trains 24,000 beer distribution employees to identify and report the signs of human trafficking in the initiative’s first year ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced its rededication to combating human trafficking on the first anniversary of its Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative. Over the past year, NBWA has focused on mobilizing the more than 140,000 beer distribution employees across the country in the fight against human trafficking by providing local distributors the necessary tools and resources to recognize and report the...
Press Releases| Jun 30, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2021. The recent BPI looks at data from June 2020, a month that experienced widespread economic shutdowns, on-premise closures and the over-indexed segments that took a hit in those channels. The June 2021 overall reading of 70 falls 11 points below last June's reading of 81. Measures for “at-risk” inventory (inventory at risk of going out of code in the next 30 days) are still below 50, signaling continued supply constraints in the system. A significant directional...
Press Releases| May 27, 2021
Every brewing job generates another 30 jobs in other industries, including farming, transportation and hospitality WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their biennial Beer Serves America report on the economic importance of the nation's beer industry. Bars, restaurants, sporting events and concerts are critical to the U.S. economy, and the beer industry plays a key role in supporting jobs in the hospitality industry as well as jobs in farming, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and a myriad of other sectors. The study found...

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