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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...
Press Releases| Oct 13, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Travis Markstein, president of Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos, California, assumed the position of 2015-2016 chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) at the association’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. As chairman, Markstein will help guide the association as it advocates for licensed, independent beer distributors and educates elected officials, regulators, media and the public about the value of beer distributors and America’s effective system of state-based alcohol...
Press Releases| Oct 13, 2015
Straub Brewery, Inc. and Dust Bowl Brewing Company Also Recognized by National Beer Wholesalers Association LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce that No-Li Brewhouse of Spokane, Washington, is the recipient of the inaugural NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award . The award was presented today during the general session of NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show , taking place October 11 – 14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Straub Brewery of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, was recognized with the Brewer Partner Sales Execution Award,...
Press Releases| Oct 12, 2015
Remarks as Delivered on October 12, 2015 Good morning! It’s great to have 4,000 people gathered here together. You can feel the excitement and energy in the American beer business throughout this convention. We have folks here from all 50 states! Even Alaska and Hawaii. And we even have people attending from Australia and the Philippines! I know a lot of you spend a great deal of time on the road like I do. And I swear sometimes my life feels like a line from that Johnny Cash song, “I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere…” Well about three weeks ago I woke up in Little Rock, Arkansas...
Press Releases| Oct 12, 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show today at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. NBWA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board Eric Best described the opportunity that America’s independent beer distribution system offers, saying, “The three-tier system offers opportunity for American consumers to enjoy the largest selection of beer anywhere in the world. It provides to have all of this robust competition and business growth while balancing it with public safety and consumer protection.” NBWA...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will offer 23 education seminars at its 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. “In addition to an outstanding lineup of speakers during the general session and more than 275 exhibitors participating in this year’s two-day Trade Show , NBWA is excited to offer a diverse selection of education seminars taught by the industry’s leading experts,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “From sales tips and business strategies to technology solutions and social media...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will hold its 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the general session on Monday, October 12, Vice President of Atlas Sales, Inc. Bud Dunn will moderate a panel including: Jay Ducote, Food Network Star Finalist and Founder, Bite and Booze Daniel “D.H.” Harrison, Co-Owner and General Manager, Country Boy Brewing Ryan Lake, Vice President, First Beverage Group Kurt Strickmaker, President and Better Beer Guy, BountyBev NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser said...
Press Releases| Sep 16, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On September 17, America’s beer distributors will join citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA raises a glass in celebration of our nation’s Constitution, including its role in establishing the effective state-based alcohol regulatory system that we have in America today. Alcohol is the only product in commerce with two constitutional amendments...

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