The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. During the general session on Tuesday, September 30, President of G&M Distributors, Inc. Adam Vitale will moderate the panel, “Main Street Fueling Wall Street.” Participants include: Mike Mazzoni, former president of Barton Beers, Ltd. and senior partner at SEEMA INTERNATIONAL, Benj Steinman, publisher and editor of Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS, Inc., Trevor Stirling, analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein and John Williams, president of Beer Industry League of Louisiana
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The CEO behind Champion Brands has had a banner year: Not only is his company growing, but he’s made a major contribution to the logistics industry with the addition of a public-access CNG fueling station to come in October. Earl Benton — who describes his role as allowing freedom, but expecting results — said he likes to see his revenue grow every year, but really loves seeing his employees progress and bloom into leaders.
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. announced that it is expanding distribution to the state of Connecticut. Four wholesalers have been selected to distribute the brands throughout the state. Yuengling welcomes into their existing network Levine Distributing Co. Inc., A. Gallo & Company, Star Distributors, Inc. and Hartford Distributors, Inc.
Victory Brewing Company announced their expansion into Nevada. The expansion west marks the 35th state where Victory products can be found. Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will distribute the company's brews throughout the state.
For Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the easy part is over. The first phase of the Fed’s retreat from its economic stimulus campaign, plotted by her predecessor, is nearly complete. Now, as Ms. Yellen nears the end of her first year in office, it is her turn to chart the way forward.
SeriousEats.com highlights five great fall beers to taste this season.