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Press Releases| May 21, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their Beer Serves America economic report on the nation’s beer industry just ahead of Memorial Day, which marks one of the top beer selling holidays of the year and the start of the summer beer-selling season. The study found the U.S. beer industry supports more than 2.1 million good-paying, local jobs in a wide range of industries, including farming, manufacturing, construction and transportation in every community across the country. America’s beer industry contributes more than $328 billion...
Blog| May 13, 2019
During National Small Business Week, NBWA President and CEO talked with John Tucker of the Bloomberg Small Business Report. Purser shared the story of America's 3,000 independent beer distribution companies that are delivering quality local jobs to 141,000 hardworking men and women in small towns and big cities across the country. 5.13.19 Small Business Week Bloomberg Radio Small Business Report.mp3
Press Releases| May 13, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for April 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 April 2019 Beer Purchasers' Index at 59.3 for total beer rose well above the April 2018 index of 53.5. This marks the fourth month in 2019 that the BPI has surpassed readings from recent years, suggesting the industry is in slightly better health...
Press Releases| May 10, 2019
Recognize the successful system separating production, distribution and sales of beer, wine and spirits and prioritizing state-based alcohol regulation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Michelle Korsmo and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President and CEO Craig Purser today released the following statement applauding the introduction of H. Res. 285. This bipartisan resolution recognizes 85 years of successful state-based alcohol regulation following the creation of an effective independent distribution system for beer, wine and...
Blog| May 8, 2019
This week is National Small Business Week and an excellent opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the backbone of the U.S. economy – small businesses. Throughout the country, small businesses are the centerpiece of their communities and, undoubtedly, the engine that keeps our economy driving forward. For more than 85 years, one sector of small business has worked behind the scenes to help quench the thirst of millions of Americans – independent beer distributors. With more than 3,000 beer distribution companies nationwide, these family-owned businesses operate in every state and...
Press Releases| May 6, 2019
Alexandria, Va. – In honor of National Small Business Week from May 5 - 11, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is highlighting the small businesses that work behind-the-scenes to quench the thirst of millions across the country—America’s independent beer distributors. 141kJobsGraphic.jpeg “Small businesses are the engines that keep our economy driving forward, and America’s beer distributors are critical to this momentum,” said Craig Purser, president of NBWA . “Beer distributors are staples within their communities, and their work goes far beyond delivering beer. These...
Beer Route| Apr 25, 2019
Check out the 2019 Legislative Conference Beer Route, which gives the latest on the beer distribution industry and provides an update on recent activities going on at NBWA. Download
Videos| Apr 12, 2019

Highlights from NBWA's 2019 Legislative Conference

Check out some of the sites and sounds from this year's Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., April 7-10!
Press Releases| Apr 11, 2019
Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for March 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 March 2019 Beer Purchasers' Index at 53.8 for total beer rose well above the March 2018 index of 48.8. In each month of 2019, the BPI has beaten last year's reading for the same time period. Looking across the segments: ​ The index for imports...
Blog| Apr 9, 2019
The rebound in the March jobs report coupled with months of tremendous progress reducing U.S. unemployment is a reminder that policy makers must always keep growth and hiring top of mind. As members of the National Beer Wholesalers Association arrive in Washington, D.C. this week for our annual legislative conference, we are proudly briefing members of Congress about why our industry is a model for creating opportunity where it’s needed most. Independent beer distributors operate in every state and congressional district across the country. More than 3,000 wholesalers—primarily family-owned...

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