The NBWA 2011-2012 Report provides an update on what the Association has been working on since NBWA's 74th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, including NBWA’s advocacy initiatives and membership programs.
NBWA is proudly dedicated to representing the interests of America’s 3,300 independent beer distributors. The Association works diligently to fulfill this core mission by advocating, educating, congregating and communicating.
First and foremost, NBWA advocates by supporting the effective system of state-based alcohol regulation. The Association focuses on issues of national concern at the federal level, and at the state level NBWA provides insights and ideas that support a state’s right to regulate alcohol. As an extension of these advocacy efforts, NBWA’s education and member services platform is a place where the Association invites influencers, decision makers, regulators and others to hear the great story of the beer distribution industry.
NBWA works hard to build on its advocacy and education efforts by communicating the benefits of the independent three-tier distribution system and beer distributors. The 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry rely on their Association to make clear and compelling statements about the economic value of the system and the brand-building, value-adding distributors that support it. As part of an independent threetier system, distributors help provide access to market for brewers and importers of all sizes; tremendous value for retailers large and small; and choice and variety to America’s 90 million consumers.
From expanding education initiatives to partnering with allies and supporting states’ right to regulate alcohol, NBWA remains dedicated to communicating the importance of state-based regulation, the 21st Amendment and the three-tier system of alcohol distribution. From working with states to defend challenges to their constitutional authority, to promoting the more than 13,000 beer labels available thanks to the American distribution system, the Association is constantly striving to advance its members’ agenda and highlight the contributions that beer distributors make in every congressional district across the country.
We hope you enjoy this look into the industry NBWA is so proud to represent every day.