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NBWA Presents Life Service Award to Beer Distribution Workforce

This week during its 83rd Annual Convention and Product Showcase, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) presented its Life Service Award to the 142,000 hardworking people who make up America’s beer distribution industry.

NBWA Annual Convention: Incoming Chairman Advocates for Stronger Franchise Laws

NBWA Annual Convention: Incoming Chairman Advocates for Stronger Franchise Laws

The three-tier distribution system is “under attack from all sides” and wholesalers should work to strengthen franchise laws that lock suppliers into nearly unbreakable contracts with their distributor partners. That was one of the messages from Patrick Blach, the incoming chairman of the National Beer Wholesalers, during his introductory speech Tuesday at the trade group’s 83rd Annual Convention.

NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Annual Convention won’t be taking place in-person in Orlando, Florida, this October after all. The largest meeting of beer wholesalers in the country will instead go virtual from October 4-7. The NBWA was set to host its Annual Convention in Orlando in early October, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered those plans unfeasible.

Cans Grew in On-Premise Retailers in 2019, while the ‘Long Tail’ Increased Draft Share

Cans Grew in On-Premise Retailers in 2019, while the ‘Long Tail’ Increased Draft Share

Beer depletions (sales from wholesalers to retailers) in 2019 were mostly flat compared to 2018, although there were a few spikes around summer holidays, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones shared during a webinar hosted by Fintech, a data, analytics and invoice processing platform for wholesalers.