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Press Releases| Mar 4, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) website has received national recognition with a bronze award in the Association TRENDS All Media Contest. NBWA was honored today at the 37 th Annual Salute to Association Excellence at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. NBWA, the trade association representing America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors, worked with NJI Media to launch a new, mobile-friendly website last May. “This new website aims to better serve NBWA’s membership, while promoting the commercial, economic and regulatory value of America’s...
Press Releases| Feb 25, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 2016 Legislative Conference will take place April 10 – 13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bill Hackett, chairman of Constellation Brands Beer Division , will take part in a conversation about the state of the beer industry on Monday, April 11, during the general session. “As the beer industry continues to change, strong relationships and real partnerships are critical to future success,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser. “One consistent partner over the past 30 years has been...
Press Releases| Feb 18, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 2016 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Legislative Conference will take place April 10 – 13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Top political reporter Amy Walter, the national editor of The Cook Political Report , will speak on Monday, April 11, during the general session. She will share her analysis of the unprecedented presidential elections; the culture in Congress; and the Washington political scene. Walter, who previously served as political director at ABC News, often provides inside analysis on NBC’s Meet the Press...
Press Releases| Feb 11, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – In response to industry requests for clarification, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued general guidance concerning promotional activities commonly associated with category management programs and whether or not those activities are lawful. National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement in response to the TTB guidance : “The Tax and Trade Bureau’s ruling to address recent tied house activities related to category management, shelf plans and shelf schematics is a positive step toward providing...
Press Releases| Feb 4, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA – As Americans prepare to watch this year’s Super Bowl, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is recognizing the men and women of the beer distribution industry who deliver a wide selection of beer to licensed retailers for consumers to enjoy. “From familiar domestic brands to intriguing imports and exciting new products from local and small craft brewers, America’s beer distribution employees are working in overdrive to make sure the marketplace offers an unparalleled variety of beer for consumers to enjoy during the big game,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig...
Press Releases| Jan 13, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA - National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser today announced the promotion of Dave Christman to vice president, state affairs. Christman joined NBWA in 2001 and has served in a variety of positions for the association. Most recently, he served as senior director, state and industry Affairs. In that role, he strengthened relations with state associations; expanded relationships with state legislative leaders; and increased NBWA’s visibility in national organizations of state officials, including being elected in 2015 to serve as a national officer of...
Press Releases| Jan 7, 2016
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans . This new edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes, for the first time, significant language which recognizes that all drinks are not created equally, noting that, “Packaged (e.g., canned beer, bottled wine) and mixed beverages (e.g., margarita, rum and soda, mimosa, sangria) vary in alcohol content. For this reason it is important to determine how many alcoholic drink-equivalents are in the beverage and limit intake.” “The new version of...
Press Releases| Dec 8, 2015
Ensuring Competition Remains on Tap: The AB InBev/SABMiller Merger and the State of Competition in the Beer Industry Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Hearing December 8, 2015 Chairman Lee, Ranking Member Klobuchar and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, on behalf of the nation’s independent beer distributors (wholesalers) and their 130,000 employees, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am here to discuss the proposed acquisition of SABMiller (SAB) by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) – the number one and number two brewers in...
Press Releases| Nov 11, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of the terms for Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller: “NBWA is analyzing the terms of the acquisition released today to determine the potential impact on America’s 3,300 independent distributors, the competitive marketplace and American consumers. The Boston Consulting Group has described America’s unique system of independent beer distribution as ‘open, freely competitive and driven by consumer choice.’ NBWA will continue to...
Press Releases| Oct 15, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2015-2016 term. Travis Markstein, president of Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos, California, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show held October 11 – 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other officers of NBWA’s Board of Directors include: Vice Chairman Paul Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages, Inc...

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