Distributor Employee Spotlight

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ 130,000 men and women across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. In the spotlight: Adrian Pope of Gulf Distributing Company in Mobile, Alabama.
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America’s Beer Distributors Generate 130,000 Direct Jobs

A new economic impact report provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies' total impact on national and state economies, including $54 billion in overall U.S. economic benefits.
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Download NBWA's convention mobile app today! For iPhone and Android users: Visit the App Store or Play Store on your phone and search “NBWA.” Make sure to select the 2014 NBWA Annual Convention app. Or, for all Web-enabled devices: Enter http://m.core-apps.com/nbwa2014 into your mobile browser to be automatically directed to the proper download for your device. With NBWA’s convention mobile app, you can network with fellow attendees, customize your schedule, plan your Product Demonstration Showcase experience and more!

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association joined a diverse coalition of organizations representing all three tiers of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry in urging Congress to fully fund the Obama Administration’s $101 million request for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In a letter sent to appropriations committee chairmen in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, the coalition praised the successful working relationship between the beverage alcohol industry and its primary federal regulator.

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NBWA's 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 - October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Don't miss great speakers, 20 different educations seminars and more than 130 exhibitors at the Product Demonstration Showcase. Register today!

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NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones takes a look at industry data for the first half of the year and July imports. U.S. industry volumes are improving for the first six months of 2014 as the total industry grows around 0.6 percent. A quick look at the data also shows the can package driving the industry gains in the first half. Also, a July import gain of 16 percent gives the industry a glimpse of possible continued growth in the second half.

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America’s beer distributors offer great jobs that are well-suited for service members transitioning to civilian life! Help give veterans the opportunity to work by posting your company's job openings to https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs.

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September 17, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, America’s beer distributors join citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement:

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September 16, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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September 9, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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September 2, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and Fintech today announced a strategic partnership aimed at growing the number of beer industry payments conducted via electronic funds transfer (EFT).  

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September 22, 2014

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said. That snaps a four-month streak of gains. August sales are down from a July rate of 5.14 million, a figure that was revised slightly downward.

September 22, 2014

Ballast Point Brewing will finally expand its distribution to Colorado, per an agreement with Elite Brands, the wholesaler announced. The first shipment of beers from the San Diego brewery is expected to arrive in the state before the end of the month. The company had intended to return to Colorado last year, which it had previously left in 2009, but was forced to delay its entry until its secondary brewing facility was built.

September 12, 2014
Since 2005, Georgia beer distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company, which serves retail customers in East Atlanta and Northwest Georgia, has set an example of how one company and its employees can make a big difference to a charitable organization and honor those warriors who gave their tomorrows...
September 2, 2014
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) was proud to once again serve as one of the sponsors for the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference which took place recently in San Diego, California. The fifth annual conference was an opportunity for beer bloggers, beer writers, industry bloggers and other...
August 21, 2014
Do you know how that ice cold beer you enjoy at the end of a long day, at a ball game or with dinner makes its way safely to you, the consumer? The answer is America’s 3,300 beer distribution facilities and 130,000 employees who work behind the scenes to get bottles, cans, cases and kegs from a...
August 11, 2014
Nearly 100 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Second Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference held August 4 – 5 in Chicago, Illinois.

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