From members of Congress to state legislators, attorneys generals, regulators and the media, beer distributors across the country are hosting warehouse visits to showcase their critical role in the independent distribution system.

To schedule a behind-the scenes look at a beer distribution warehouse in your community, please contact NBWA Manager, Grassroots & Political Affairs Kate Beaulieu at kbeaulieu@nbwa.org

If you are a distributor who has hosted a warehouse visit, please share details of your visit with NBWA by completing the feedback form.

Tools for Beer Distribution Employees

“Six-Pack” of Warehouse Visit Tips

• Instructional Video - Warehouse Tours: Showing the Value of Beer Distributors 

 

Study: Beer Companies Create 1.75M Jobs

The beer industry is responsible for more than $250 billion in annual economic impact and the creation of millions of jobs, according to a new industry report. The Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association issued the report Tuesday during a congressional briefing. The study reports that beer companies are responsible for 1.5 percent of the gross domestic product and more than $48.5 billion in taxes.

New Speakers Added for Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 9 – 11, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law and policy. The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops in July

U.S. consumer confidence weakened in July, due in part to a less optimistic outlook on the labor market, according to a private sector report released this week. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 90.9 and was lower than a downwardly revised 99.8 in June. The reading marked its lowest level since September 2014.

AAA: National Gas Prices Down, Though Volatility Endures

While the national average retail price for a gallon of gasoline is on the decline, regional markets are showing considerable volatility, motor club AAA said. AAA reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.70 per gallon, about five cents below this time last week. The price for Tuesday reflects 13 straight days for a decline in retail gasoline prices.

Grocery Apps Can Build Loyalty

Consumers download smartphone apps developed by grocery retailers for savings and convenience, according to a three-year research project by St. Joseph’s University and the Food Marketing Institute. These reasons are quickly matched by enjoyment and enthusiasm for mastering the app. The research concluded that grocery retailers can expect to see a correlation between how engaging and entertaining their app is and their digital customer retention.

Entry Deadline Approaches for NBWA Third Annual “Share Your Story” Contest for First-Time Convention Attendees

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is accepting entries until August 10 for the Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show. The contest is intended to highlight some of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, warehouse workers and receptionists.

One Nation Under Lager

After bending our palates with double IPAs and sours, American craft drinkers—and brewers—cast a vote for crisp, inspired lagers. Draft Magazine illustrates how the sun is rising on the era of the flavorful, craft American-made lager.

Media Contact: Kathleen Joyce

kjoyce@nbwa.org; (800) 300-6417

Press Releases| Jul. 29, 2015

Winner to Receive Free Trip to NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention & Trade Show

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is accepting entries until August 10 for the Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show. The contest is intended to highlight some of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, warehouse workers and receptionists.

“The American beer distribution industry is strong because of the amazing people who work in it and the passion they have for the work they do in communities across the country,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “NBWA is looking forward to sharing their powerful stories that make all of us proud to be a part of this great system.”

To enter the contest, beer distribution employees will submit a written entry (approximately 200 to 250 words) explaining why they love working in the beer distribution industry. Details may include what they do, how long they have worked in the industry and how their career began. Other details may include how their company positively impacts their community and any colorful stories that paint a picture of the vibrant jobs in the beer distribution industry. Entrants also will submit one or more high-resolution, on-the-job photos showcasing their work at their company, in their market or in their community.

Entries may be submitted via the online entry form at www.nbwa.org/contest until August 10, 2015. Please contact NBWA Editorial Assistant Sara Nieman at snieman@nbwa.org or (703) 683-4300 with any questions.

The winner will receive a complimentary trip to NBWA’s 78th Annual Convention & Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 11-14, 2015, will be recognized during the convention’s general session and will be featured on www.nbwa.org. The winner will be notified by September 1, 2015.

For more information on NBWA’s Share Your Story Contest, visit www.nbwa.org/contest.

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 The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer  and visit www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.

Craft Beer Growth Posts Solid Numbers

The taps continue to flow for the craft beer industry. American craft beer production volume rose 16 percent from January through the end of June 2015 as compared to the same time last year, according to a mid-year data release by the Brewers Association. The latest numbers continue a yearslong uptick for the craft beer segment, which grabbed a double-digit share of the market for the first time last year.

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