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: Gary Thibodeau of Maine Distributors in Bangor, Maine.
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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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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) jointly presented the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award to J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. of Tampa, Florida. The award, now in its eighth year, was presented on October 4, 2014, at the Great American Beer Festival® hosted by the BA in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes an American beer distribution company that does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer.

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NBWA-TV was on hand to capture all of the highlights from NBWA's 77th Annual Convention, held September 28 - October 1 in New Orleans. Watch NBWA-TV newscasts to see live reports covering all of the excitement from this year's convention along with videos showcasing the 2014 NBWA Legislative Conference, how independent beer distributors are Main Street businesses fueling Wall Street and how distributors are working with craft breweries to build awareness for their brands and help them grow.

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Read the special NBWA 77th Annual Convention issue, which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association, including membership programs and services. Read a message from NBWA's incoming chairman of the Board of Directors, why warehouse visits are key to building relationships on Capitol Hill and how NBWA is engaging with beer bloggers. Also read about NBWA's Share Your Story Contest, the Next Generation Group, the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award and more.

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NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones reports good news for the industry. According to Commerce Department trade data released October 3, total August volumes were up 15.2 percent compared to August 2013. This is the third straight month of double digit increases for imports this year. As of August 2014, combined domestic and import volumes are now +0.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

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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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October 6, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2014-2015 term. Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, takes the helm as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention held September 28 – October 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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October 4, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association(BA) are pleased to announce that J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. of Tampa, Florida, has been selected as the 2014 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. The award, now in its eighth year, recognizes the beer distribution company that does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colorado.

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September 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Mar

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September 30, 2014

Public Affairs and Political Action Awards Presented at NBWA 77th Annual Convention

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place September 28 – October 1 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The NBWA Public Affairs Award recognizes outstanding efforts to advocate for and promote the beer distribution industry through effective communications and public affairs initiatives.  It was presented to the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance.

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October 20, 2014

A large brewery’s application to self-distribute has local brewers and distributors worried about the fate of distributorships and microbreweries in Owensboro and across the state. Several businesses and organizations have submitted protest letters to appeal the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Office approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s application for a license to distribute. Owensboro Assistant City Attorney Steve Lynn says the local Alcoholic Beverage Control office approval of Anheuser-Busch’s application has been appealed.

October 20, 2014

Powers Distributing Co., which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is Beverage World magazine’s 2014 Beer Wholesaler of the Year. The national recognition was revealed in the September edition of the magazine through a feature on the Michigan-based, family-owned business. Managing Editor Andrew Kaplan penned the story. In it he wrote: “Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, having started as a Miller distributor in 1939, Powers has today built itself into one of the premiere craft beer wholesalers in the country.

October 20, 2014

Men have traditionally been the target of alcoholic beverages marketing, but women — young and ethnic women in particular — are an increasingly important force in this market, confirms a new Technomic report on women's "adult" beverage purchases and preferences. "We find women are increasing their knowledge of adult beverages, open to promotions, interested in trying new drinks and eager to share their discoveries with others," sums up Donna Hood Crecca, senior director at Technomic. 

October 17, 2014
Rick McAmis, area manager at Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Missouri, was recently recognized on stage at NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans as the winner of NBWA’s Second Annual Share Your Story Contest. <
September 28, 2014
Read the special NBWA 77th Annual Convention issue, which provides a look at the activities of the National Beer Wholesaler Association, including membership programs and services. Read a message from NBWA's incoming chairman of the Board of Directors, why warehouse visits are key to building...
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...

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