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Blog| Oct 20, 2016
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Disruption is the new normal in today’s world – from global and homeland security to the world economy, politics and new technologies. And it’s safe to say that the beer industry is seeing its fair share of disruption, too. With disruption comes challenges. So-called disruptors start to behave like marketplace leaders. Some smaller-scale beer brands have become dominant in their segment and worked to limit competition from even smaller and newer brands. Disruptors have become acquisition targets of larger, more...
Blog| Oct 10, 2016
Jet Extends Company's Reach in Competitive Market By: Brandy Hearting, Textron Aviation ProOwnership Manager In an industry where cultivating relationships is essential to success, business aviation has quickly emerged as a key tool for distributors. Business aviation can benefit distributors aiming to widen their reach at a faster pace. For Caffey Distributing in Greensboro, North Carolina, reaching out to potential brewery partners is less of a challenge due to its use of business aviation. “It’s pretty competitive trying to reach those new brands when they decide to come to the market,”...
Videos| Oct 7, 2016
Watch highlights from NBWA's 79th Annual Convention, held September 25-28, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.
Photos| Oct 6, 2016
NBWA's 79th Annual Convention was held September 25 - 28, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Each year, the NBWA Annual Convention provides valuable education programs and networking opportunities for the beer industry. Photos by: Bruce Powell Photos
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Blog| Oct 3, 2016
By: Craig Powell, Motus President & CEO Many beer wholesalers are concerned about implementing mobile technology for their drivers. Fears about the impact of a technological cultural shift and time and cost of upgrading their systems have hindered the adoption of mobile among distributors. However, mobile has reached a tipping point in businesses of all kinds and is becoming undeniably linked to the way we’ll all work in the future. Consider how mobile devices have changed banking by letting us deposit a check from home, or enabled your doctor to call up your medical records on their...
Press Releases| Sep 28, 2016
Mississippi Beer Distributor Paul J. Bertucci to Lead Association’s Efforts on Behalf of America’s More Than 3,000 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2016-2017 term. Paul J. Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention held September 25 – 28...
Press Releases| Sep 27, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – Today, Paul J. Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, assumed the position of 2016-2017 chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) at the association’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. As chairman, Bertucci 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 America’s open and independent...
Press Releases| Sep 26, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 79 th Annual Convention today at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. NBWA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board Travis Markstein reflected on beer industry developments over the past year and the state of the American beer industry saying, “Our industry, while not without its challenges, is strong. America is still the world’s biggest, most profitable beer market.” “The American system of independent beer distribution benefits the beer consumer and the beer industry,” Markstein said. “...
Videos| Sep 26, 2016
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) recognized Allagash Brewing Company of Portland, Maine, as the recipient of the second annual NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award during NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The award honors the brewer who does the best job in the marketplace producing great beer; building strong partnerships; providing valuable education; and offering support to their distributor customers in order to bring their beers to market.
Videos| Sep 26, 2016
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored a few of the most talented beer industry leaders during NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. NBWA presented its highest honor, the NBWA Life Service Award, to Fred Dettwiller, president and CEO of Det Distributing Company in Nashville, Tennessee.

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