Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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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...
Press Releases| Mar 8, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for February 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. The total beer index for February 2020 rose to 64 from 61 in February 2019. Repeating January’s performance, this month is also the highest February reading ever posted during the six years of the survey. In addition, the “at-...
Press Releases| Mar 5, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement after yesterday’s hearing, “Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces,” held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce: “Americans deserve to have confidence in the authenticity of their purchases. Yet, the rapid expansion of e-commerce has increased the risk of counterfeit goods entering the marketplace. “We appreciate House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Subcommittee on Consumer...
Press Releases| Feb 26, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement after news of today’s shooting at the Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee: “The beer business is a family, and our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic loss endured today by our partners Molson Coors. Words cannot sufficiently express the sadness and sorrow we feel for the victims and their families and all of our friends at Molson Coors. Please join America’s beer distributors in keeping the Molson Coors family, the Milwaukee community and all who lost a mother, father,...
Press Releases| Feb 4, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for January 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. The total beer index for January 2020 rose to 66 from 55 in January 2019. This is the highest January reading ever posted during the six years of the survey. In addition, the “at-risk inventory” index for total beer index dropped...

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