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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...
Press Releases| Dec 3, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Dec. 5, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), the leading voice for America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors, will commemorate the 87th anniversary of the passing of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition and laid the foundation for today’s successful system of state-based alcohol regulation. In celebration of this historic milestone, NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “We raise a glass to celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the Prohibition of alcohol 87 years ago. “The passage of the...
Press Releases| Nov 3, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va . – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for October 2020, and the data shows early signs of settling back to normal. The Total Beer Purchasers' Index for October 2020 rose to 76 from 70 for October 2019. The "at-risk inventory” index for total beer (inventory at risk of going out-of-code in the next 30 days) continues to record all-time low readings at 21 for October 2020 compared to 46 in October 2019. NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explained, "While still significantly higher, the gap between October 2020 and...
Press Releases| Oct 8, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This week during its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) presented its Life Service Award to the 142,000 hardworking people who make up America’s beer distribution industry. The Life Service Award is NBWA’s highest honor given to beer distributors who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the industry, their community and fellow distributors. “This year our industry has been tested like never before,” said Michael Schilleci, former NBWA Chairman and Supreme Beverage Company President , when presenting the award. “We...
Press Releases| Oct 6, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) closed out the 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase today with the transition of the Chairmanship from Brian Gelner to Patrick Blach, President of Blach Distributing Company in Elko, Nev. The final day of the virtual Convention also featured insights from beer and spirits industry leaders, who shared perspectives on the current state of the industry and what the future may hold in a post-COVID economy, and advice from a battle-tested leader on leading during a crisis. “Pat has committed much of his professional career...
Press Releases| Oct 5, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase. For the first time ever, the Convention is bringing beer distributors, industry pioneers and innovative exhibitors together through a virtual platform. “It’s great to be here with all of you in the virtual world as we celebrate yet another year of this outstanding industry,” said Craig Purser, NBWA President and CEO . “As I have said, there is nothing traditional about 2020, but one thing that never changes is our industry’s strength when we work together.”...

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