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Blog| May 22, 2017
By: Craig Powell, Motus President and CEO Having worked with dozens of beverage companies over the years, I’ve learned that a mixture of different vehicle programs is common. Some provide company-owned/leased fleet vehicles, and others reimburse employees for the use of their personal automobiles. One of the most common approaches to reimbursing employees is using a car allowance – generally, a monthly flat amount (e.g. $500) intended to cover the employee’s operating costs. While easy to administer, car allowances are wrought with disadvantages, most notably, the tax obligations to both the...
Press Releases| May 22, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands and building tens of thousands eye-catching displays in local stores to welcome summer. “Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly 3 billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments – including restaurants, pubs, convenience stores, bottle shops, grocery stores, ballparks and concert venues,”...
Photos| May 17, 2017
Independent beer distributors representing all 50 states traveled to Washington, D.C., April 30 - May 3, 2017, for the National Beer Wholesalers Association Legislative Conference to educate Congress about America’s system of open and independent beer distribution, which generates competition, builds brands, supports innovation and increases consumer choice. Photos by Liz Lynch Photography
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Press Releases| May 15, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – America’s more than 3,000 licensed, independent beer distributors are celebrating the excitement that entrepreneurial brewers bring to the beer industry and consumers during American Craft Beer Week , May 15-21, 2017. According to data released this March by the Brewers Association (BA), craft brewers – as defined by BA – continued steady growth last year as American craft beer production volume increased 6 percent on a comparable base, representing 12.3 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry. Craft brewers saw a 10 percent increase in retail dollar...
Videos| May 10, 2017
Watch highlights from the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference , held April 30 - May 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Independent beer distributors representing all 50 states met with nearly 400 congressional offices to educate them about America’s system of open and independent beer distribution, which generates competition, builds brands, supports innovation and increases consumer choice.
Press Releases| May 10, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Product Demonstration Showcase was honored with two Grand Awards at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit , an annual forum where show managers of both small and large shows in the United States and abroad salute leaders of the fastest-growing trade shows worldwide. Trade Show Executive is a publication that provides news, views and tools for trade show and event executives. The NBWA Product Showcase was recognized in two categories: “The Fastest Growing Non-Annual Show by Percentage Growth in Exhibitors in...
Videos| May 4, 2017
Guy Badeau of Farrell Distributing in Burlington, Vermont, was selected as the winner of NBWA's 2017 Share Your Story Contest and traveled to Washington, D.C., as a first-time attendee of NBWA's Legislative Conference. Guy has worked at Farrell Distributing for more than 37 years, starting as a janitor and working up to his current role as a state inventory manager. While in Washington, D.C., Guy attended meetings on Capitol Hill to share his story with members of Congress and gave a firsthand account of the quality jobs and benefits that family-owned beer distribution companies provide. NBWA...
Press Releases| May 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent beer distributors representing all 50 states arrived in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2017 National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Legislative Conference to educate Congress about America’s system of open and independent beer distribution , which generates competition, builds brands, supports innovation and increases consumer choice. NBWA Chairman of the Board Paul Bertucci kicked off the conference saying, “Eighty-three years after my grandfather started our companies, this is not my grandfather’s business … we are facing new industry challenges, and...
Videos| Apr 28, 2017
Watch as brewers from across the country describe how independent beer distributors are helping to build their brands.
Press Releases| Apr 28, 2017
America’s Independent, Licensed Beer Distributors Celebrate Independent, Licensed Taverns ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Throughout May, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) will recognize the 64 th Annual Tavern Month, a celebration of the many licensed bars and taverns that help fuel excitement in the beer industry and enrich America’s social culture. As fellow Main Street businesses, independent bar and tavern owners partner with America’s more than 3,000 independent, licensed beer distributors in communities across the country to contribute to local economies; support hundreds of thousands...

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