Distributor Employee Spotlight

America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ 130,000 men and women in communities across the country. The NBWA Employee Spotlight Program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements. In the spotlight: Joe Theodore of Ritchie & Page Distributing Company in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
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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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NBWA's 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 - October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Register today!

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NBWA is excited to announce the return of the Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention. To enter, beer distribution employees should submit a video entry that explains why they love working in the beer distribution industry, what they do, how long they have worked in the industry and how their career began. The deadline to enter is August 1.

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NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones explains how the cider market continues its steady climb with each new monthly release and analyzes some undercurrents in the marketplace – including imported cider taking a hit from the growth of the domestic segment.

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America’s beer distributors offer great jobs that are well-suited for service members transitioning to civilian life! Use the Department of Defense's automated jobs pipeline,www.Hero2Hired.com, which assists job-seeking service members with civilian career readiness resources. Post your company’s job openings to www.H2H.jobs/employers.

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Use the NBWA advocacy app year-round for important advocacy resources, including economic data and educational videos! To download the app, visit the App Store or Play Store on your phone and search “NBWA advocacy.” Or, depending on your device, visit www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-ios or www.Bit.ly/nbwa-advocacy-droid using your mobile browser to be directed to the proper download.

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July 21, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at theHyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. The general session will feature a diverse lineup of speakers, including appearances by one of America’s best-loved political couples, James Carville and Mary Matalin, and former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill.

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July 21, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Don’t miss your chance to interact with representatives from across the beer industry at its premier gathering – the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Annual Convention. Learn more about important issues that beer distributors and the industry are facing today. Also sample new products and demo new technologies at the Product Demonstration Showcase, which is back by popular demand.

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May 19, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VANational Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser is pleased to announce that veteran beer industry economist Lester Jones will join NBWA in the position of Chief Economist.

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July 23, 2014

The inaugural Best Beer Writing Contest, sponsored by the National Beer Wholesalers Association, has concluded and the winner determined! More than 60 beer bloggers from across the country participated in the Best Beer Writing Contest. They were tasked with writing about the topic: America’s Beer Renaissance: Consumer Choice and Variety in the U.S. Beer Market. While each writer tackled the same subject, each entry offered a unique perspective on the industry based on individual, personal experiences. 

July 23, 2014

Chip is a son of the beer business. His father, H.H. "Boots" Mims, bought the small distributorship in 1964 after working as a sales manager for six months. H.H.'s identical twin brother, Joe, joined in 1966. They had three sales routes, and Falstaff was the beer of choice. In the '70s, the flagship brand was Miller Lite but soon Mims introduced craft beers. Today Mims, based in Raleigh, is run by Chip, 50 and his 49-year-old cousin, Jeff. "I got lessons in history and beer as I sat on a stool at the bar in the company's conference room," said Chip.

July 23, 2014

MIA Brewing Company, Miami-Dade County's newest brewery, is officially open for production in Doral. The first beer to be launched is a hefeweizen, whose initial batches should be ready at the end of August. Most Wanted Beverages, distributor of MIA Brewing, will deliver the beer to at least 30 accounts throughout the city.

June 30, 2014
The National Beer Wholesalers Association has launched an “Employee Spotlight” Program to recognize some of the 130,000 men and women that America’s 3,300 independent beer distribution facilities employ in communities across the country. The program highlights standout beer distribution employees...
May 29, 2014
This spring, beer distributors across the country took advantage of members of Congress’ time in their home districts to showcase beer distribution companies’ role in their communities and the quality, local jobs they provide.
May 16, 2014
As craft beer enthusiasts across the country celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 12 – 18, the
May 5, 2014
LDF Sales & Distributing, Inc. recently hosted U.S.


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