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: Bryan Wittig of Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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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. Don't miss great speakers, 20 different educations seminars and more than 130 exhibitors at the Product Demonstration Showcase. 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.

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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 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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America’s independent beer distributors deliver regulatory, economic, and commercial value in the communities where they do business. They value their role in the state-based system of alcohol regulation that works to keep communities and citizens safe while encouraging healthy competition and a robust marketplace. Beer distributors are local businesses that provide more than 130,000 quality jobs with good benefits. They also get new brands to market and ensure that consumers can choose from a vast selection of beer – more than 13,000 labels!

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September 29, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention today at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. NBWA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board Greg LaMantia said, “The three-tier system was established for a reason, and it delivers great value today." NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser expanded on the value that today’s independent beer distribution system provides, saying, “Distributors deliver commercial, economic, and regulatory value to local communities.”

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September 29, 2014

Life Service and Industry Service 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.

 


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September 29, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is excited to announce that Rick McAmis of Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Missouri, is the winner of the Second Annual Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees. McAmis was recognized on stage today during the general session of NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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September 23, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s convention offers attendees two ways to stay connected and engaged – the NBWA Convention mobile app and NBWA-TV.

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September 29, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention today at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. NBWA’s outgoing Chairman of the Board Greg LaMantia spoke about recent changes in the industry noting, “Change can be good. That’s exactly why today’s state legislatures can – and do – change state alcohol laws if needed. All progress comes through change, but not all change is progress.”

September 29, 2014

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first NBWA Life Service Award was presented posthumously to Mike Hopkins, Sr., former executive director of the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas and the founder of Mike Hopkins Distributing Company in Brenham, Texas. A second NBWA Life Service Award was presented to Allen Everette, who joined the beer distribution industry as the chief financial officer of Orange & Blue Dist

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...
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...

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