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 

 

America’s Independent Beer Distributors Kick Off Summer Beer Selling Season

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands. “Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly three billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments,” said NBWA's Chief Economist Lester Jones. “And, on average, beer sales are 20 percent higher in the summer months compared to the rest of the year,” Jones said.

CA: Pacific Coast Cider Enters Chicago Area With Louis Glunz Beer

Lodi, California-based Cider Brothers's Pacific Coast Cider is expanding distribution throughout the Chicago area and is partnering with Louis Glunz Beer for distribution. "We’re excited to have Louis Glunz representing Pacific Coast Hard Ciders in Northern Illinois...Glunz is famous for their customer-first attitude and building long-term supplier partnerships,” said Michael Scotto, co-owner of Cider Brothers.

CA: Beer Distributor Shifts Gears to Keep Business Going

Mussetter Distributing, a once humble, two-person operation, grew over the years and became a top distributor for large beer-makers, but by the turn of the millennium, the business was changing. The family-owned distributor, based in Auburn, California, shifted gears to keep the business going, and today, Mussetter Distributing specializes in handling the region’s ever-growing sector of craft beer brewers and hard ciders.

Media Contact: Kathleen Joyce

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

Press Releases| May 26, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands.

“Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly 3 billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments – including restaurants, pubs, convenience stores, bottle shops, grocery stores, ballparks and concert venues,” said National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Chief Economist Lester Jones.

“And, on average, beer sales are 20 percent higher in the summer months compared to the rest of the year,” Jones said.

America’s more than 135,000 beer distribution employees – including truck drivers, warehouse employees, brand managers, sales teams and marketing employees – are working to make sure that consumers are able to grab a cold one for their cookout, trip to the beach or family dinner this weekend.

According to a report by the Center for Applied Business & Economic Research at the University of Delaware, independent beer distributors provide more than $23 billion in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year. A well-run beer distribution network saves retailers on average more than $37,000 a year for each retail establishment.

According to an NBWA survey, independent distributors deliver an average of more than 980 unique packages (or SKUS) of beer, including imports, well-known national brands and labels from emerging local brewers.

“Thanks to an open and independent system that helps new brands get to market, beer drinkers today have more choice than ever before with more than 4,000 domestic brewers and hundreds of importers offering thousands of styles and brands that make the beer industry innovative and exciting,” Jones said.

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s more than 3,000 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, subscribe to The Daily Brew newsletter, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer and like the NBWA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.

 

 

 

Here's What You'll Pay for Gas This Memorial Day Weekend

Gas prices during the busy Memorial Day weekend will likely be the lowest since 2005, according to the latest projections from AAA. A gallon of gas now averages $2.28 compared with $2.71 at the same time last year. The cheaper gas this year is expected to translate into more people on the road during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. More than 38 million Americans are expected to travel by car, an increase of 700,000 compared to the same period a year ago.

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