Press Releases | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors
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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...
Press Releases| May 4, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced today it has named Erin Donar as Vice President of Communications. Donar brings more than 15 years of communications and public affairs experience to NBWA, including roles in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the House and Senate and private sector. She will lead the association’s communications and public affairs team and its work advocating for America’s over 3,000 independent beer distributors. “We’re thrilled to have Erin as part of the NBWA family,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “Having served in...
Press Releases| Apr 28, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) concluded its 2021 Legislative Conference. The conference provided an opportunity for distributors from across the country to hear insider political analysis, learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and gain a deeper understanding of the federal policies that impact their businesses. The rest of this week, distributors will meet virtually with members of Congress, advocating for their businesses and educating their lawmakers on key issues facing the industry. Distributors will attend almost 350...
Press Releases| Apr 27, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today during the 2021 Legislative Conference, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced a new goal for the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative: train 25,000 beer distribution employees in total across the country to spot and report signs of human trafficking by the end of 2021. NBWA surpassed its initial goal of training 10,000 employees from the July 2020 launch to the end of 2021, in part thanks to a monumental effort by beer distributors during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January. During that month alone, more...
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...

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