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Press Releases| Apr 2, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for March 2020. 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. Data for the March 2020 Beer Purchasers Index was collected from March 9 — 20, coinciding with the period of temporary on-premise closures and simultaneous increased off-premise volumes due to pantry stocking. After two months of...
Blog| Mar 25, 2020
Danielle Baerwald, the owner of Erv's Mug in Oak Creek, admits she cried a little when Beer Capitol, a distributor she works with, offered to buy back the unused cases and untapped kegs that she had in the bar, about $1,300 worth. The timing was spectacular: She had just closed down. On St. Patrick's Day she offered carryout only, expecting up to 50 orders of corned beef and cabbage as in years past. She sold 20 orders. "The logistics didn't work," Baerwald said, and she had to let many of her 37 employees go. Dan Graziano, vice president of sales and marketing at Beer Capitol, said the...
Blog| Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations By: Jessica Infante and Justin Kendall As the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., beer companies are adjusting their businesses for a reality in which being social is discouraged. Many companies are bracing for a downturn in on-premise business, including brewery taprooms, which have become an effective business model for small beer companies in recent years. Last year, an estimated 3.5 million barrels of beer were sold directly to consumers at brewery taprooms, Brewers Association chief...
Press Releases| Mar 11, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement today regarding the cancellation of the Legislative Conference: “NBWA has been closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to the NBWA Legislative Conference with the health, safety and well-being of our members top of mind. Developments over the past several days have made hosting this year’s conference a significant challenge. These include exposure and self-quarantine of members of Congress, meeting cancellations, travel restrictions, flight reductions...
Press Releases| Mar 8, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for February 2020. 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 total beer index for February 2020 rose to 64 from 61 in February 2019. Repeating January’s performance, this month is also the highest February reading ever posted during the six years of the survey. In addition, the “at-...
Press Releases| Mar 5, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement after yesterday’s hearing, “Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces,” held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce: “Americans deserve to have confidence in the authenticity of their purchases. Yet, the rapid expansion of e-commerce has increased the risk of counterfeit goods entering the marketplace. “We appreciate House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Subcommittee on Consumer...
Press Releases| Feb 26, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement after news of today’s shooting at the Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee: “The beer business is a family, and our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic loss endured today by our partners Molson Coors. Words cannot sufficiently express the sadness and sorrow we feel for the victims and their families and all of our friends at Molson Coors. Please join America’s beer distributors in keeping the Molson Coors family, the Milwaukee community and all who lost a mother, father,...
Blog| Feb 6, 2020
Local beer distributor gives $105,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ocala, FL – Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give $105,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This was effort was truly from the team,” says Team Cone founder and president Douglas Cone, Jr. “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. No event was organized and mandated. Each time we raised money, the effort started with one teammate saying, ‘I want to...
Press Releases| Feb 4, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for January 2020. 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 total beer index for January 2020 rose to 66 from 55 in January 2019. This is the highest January reading ever posted during the six years of the survey. In addition, the “at-risk inventory” index for total beer index dropped...
Press Releases| Jan 28, 2020
141,000 employees nationwide, including nearly 3,000 in the Miami area, are delivering choice and high-quality beer ahead of the big game ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This weekend, Americans will celebrate the gridiron as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. To prepare, local beer distributors are working on overdrive to ensure store shelves and bar taps across the country are stocked with an unparalleled selection of beer. “This weekend, while you’re cracking open a cold one with friends and family and enjoying the big game, make sure you raise a toast to...

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