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Press Releases| Sep 24, 2019
Gelner details priorities as Chairman, general session discussions focus on future industry growth Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) closed out the 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas with the passing of the Chairman’s gavel to Brian Gelner, executive vice president and CFO of Heart of America Beverage Co. The final day also featured insights from industry pioneers and experts on the cutting edge of the consumer experience. “Brian is a staunch advocate for beer distributors, and we are thrilled to welcome him as our new Chairman of the Board,”...
Press Releases| Sep 23, 2019
First day focuses on future of the beer industry, highlights industry developments over the last year Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today began its 82 nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, bringing beer distributors together from across the country. NBWA Outgoing Chairman Michael Schilleci of Alabama-based Supreme Beverage and NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser welcomed a crowd of over 3,000 people. “It’s great to be back together with so many hardworking members of the beer community from across the country,” said Craig Purser, NBWA president...
Beer Route| Sep 22, 2019
Check out the 2019 Convention Beer Route, which gives the latest on the beer distribution industry and provides an update on recent activities going on at NBWA. Download
Blog| Sep 20, 2019
Around the world, disruption is happening in nearly every industry as companies race to meet the demands of consumers constantly in search of the next best thing. This includes the alcohol industry. This summer, for example, we saw hard seltzers, which you can now order from an app on your smartphone, take the country by storm. Hard seltzers, apps and smartphones weren’t even part of our vocabulary a few years ago. Although the alcohol industry looks a lot different than it did 10 or even five years ago, with the explosion of new products, there is one constant – the U.S. alcohol marketplace...
Press Releases| Sep 18, 2019
The Beer Growth Initiative launches first marketing campaign in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept. 18, 2019: Today, the Beer Growth Initiative – a collaborative project of the Beer Institute (BI), National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) – announced the initial market launch of its “ Beers To That ” consumer campaign, which aims to elevate and celebrate the beer category while reminding consumers of legal drinking age who choose to drink alcohol that there is a beer for just about every occasion. The “Beers To That” campaign promotes the entire beer...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today America’s independent beer distributors commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) issued the following statement on behalf of President & CEO Craig Purser : “Today, we remember the signing of our nation’s Constitution and reflect on the pivotal role it played to create our state-based alcohol accountability network. After more than 230 years and two constitutional amendments, our country’s alcohol laws are the most effective in the world, protecting...
Blog| Sep 13, 2019
Beer distributors are committed to the communities in which they live and work, especially when it comes to promoting responsible drinking. On Friday, September 20, 2019, in celebration of the 10th annual Global Beer Responsible Day, two local beer distributors went above and beyond to keep their community safe. In partnership with Anheuser Busch, Texas-based Silver Eagle Distributing and Standard Sales Company led the Drink Wiser campaign locally to encourage safe behaviors while enjoying a beer, including a plan to get home and appropriate hydration. In Houston, Texas, Silver Eagle...
Blog| Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 Hurricane season is once again upon us and this year's season opener was a monster. Over Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Dorian became a Category 5 disaster that, thankfully, turned just enough to spare J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc.'s Jupiter and Ft. Pierce offices from a direct hit. Unfortunately, their off-shore neighbors in the Bahamas didn't fare so well. To help, the beer distributor sent 15 pallets of bottled water to support the relief effort and will be sending additional shipments. HuricaneDorianJJTaylor2.jpg That's right — 15 PALLETS. That's 28,350 bottles or 2,657...
Press Releases| Sep 5, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for August 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. The Beer Purchasers' Index fell in August after a strong July, but still remained positive overall with a reading of 57.6 - stronger than August 2018’s reading of 54.4. The positive month was largely led by the continued success of flavored malt...
Press Releases| Aug 29, 2019
As summer comes to a close, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is celebrating the American workforce, including the more than 3,000 beer distributors that are bringing fresh, ice-cold beer to retail establishments nationwide. The men and women of the beer distribution industry will be working round-the-clock leading up to and on Labor Day to ensure shelves and taps are stocked with a tremendous variety of beer. “Beer distributors and their employees are some of the hardest working, most dedicated individuals in America,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “These Main Street...

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