The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 83rd Annual Convention kicked off today with a celebration of beer wholesalers’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an outline of perceived threats to the three-tier distribution system.
Another big wholesaler deal is going down, further consolidating the middle tier. Reyes Beer Division has struck an agreement to acquire the assets of Indianapolis, Indiana-based Monarch Beverage.
The month of August was Boulevard Brewing Company’s “single best month ever,” even with the the company’s on-premise business cut in half, Duvel USA president Jeff Krum told Brewbound. In August, Boulevard shipped 19,000 barrels of product, which Duvel USA VP of sales Bobby Dykstra said was tied for the company’s biggest volume month ever, “but in revenue, blew past any month in our history.”
Overall beer purchasing intention expanded at wholesalers nationwide last month, according to the National Beer Wholesalers Association monthly Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI).
Voting has begun for the five seats open on the board of directors of the Brewers Association (BA), the non-profit trade group that represents the country’s small and independent brewers.
In the wake of selling its Colorado distribution operations, Anheuser-Busch plans to eliminate 400 jobs at those branches effective December 4.
In a summer plagued with out-of-stock issues, Constellation Brands’ beer depletions still increased 4.7% in the second quarter of the company’s fiscal year, the company shared today.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is cashing in on the popularity of its Michelob Ultra beer brand and launching Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer, expanding its core portfolio to six hard seltzers, the company announced today.
Two years after the distribution shakeup of 2018, the aftershocks continue to be felt, as Anheuser-Busch InBev continues to reshuffle its network. The world’s largest beer manufacturer today said it struck an agreement to acquire the assets of Ace Beverage in Los Angeles, just two weeks after agreeing to sell off its distribution operations in… Read more »
Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe has entered into an exclusive partnership with Molson Coors Beverage Company to distribute the brand’s ready-to-drink coffee products in the drug and convenience channels starting in 2021. Eventually, the companies plan to expand distribution over time to all channels via the Molson Coors network.
Twelve days after the U.S. Department of Justice approved the acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance by Anheuser-Busch, the two companies have completed their merger and shared details about the new structure of the Brewers Collective, A-B’s craft division.
Molson Coors Beverage Company believes that it finally has a portfolio of brands to win in the hard seltzer segment, after announcing a multiyear partnership Tuesday that allows the company to use the Topo Chico trademark to produce, market and distribute a much-anticipated hard seltzer brand in the U.S.
Josh Landan believes he’s found another Saint Archer in the nearly nine-month-old Ashland Hard Seltzer brand. Landan, who co-founded the San Diego craft brewery in 2013 and sold it to Molson Coors in 2015, recalled growing the San Diego craft brewery from 7,200 barrels in Year One, to 17,000 barrels in Year Two and 35,000 barrels in three years. Now, Landan believes he’s found another rocket ship in Ashland.
After a well-received launch, Harpoon Brewery will stagger sales of its seasonal collaboration variety pack with Dunkin’ Donuts, due to a short supply of cans. “Demand for this package has significantly exceeded expectations,” Dan Kenary, CEO of Harpoon’s parent company, Mass. Bay Brewing Company, told Brewbound.