Get Ready for Seltzer Wars in 2020

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Without question, the biggest story this year in the beer business has been the explosive growth of hard seltzer.    Up to now, just two brands—White Claw (60% market share) and Truly (26%)—have had a firm grip on the seltzer business. Through October 5, hard seltzer has generated $1.2 billion of sales in 2019.  Industry analysts believe that number will …

Do Millennials Drink Wine?

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Millennials are used to being blamed for the demise of everything from movie theaters to golf.  Now, according to one newspaper story, they aren’t going to wine tasting rooms, either.  The fact is that those between the ages of 23 and 38 aren’t drinking all that much wine.  Millennials comprise nearly 30% of the U.S. voting age population but consume …

Spiked Seltzer—The Drink of Summer 2019

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It seemed as if everywhere you turned this summer, from backyard barbecues to concerts and the beach, there was a spiked seltzer in someone’s hand. With its low ABV and calorie count and creative flavors, spiked seltzers exploded.  Seltzer is perceived by many as a healthier alternative beverage.   Seltzers now comprise about 6 percent of all beer sales by …

Tryon Distributing of Charlotte has been named the Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year.

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Tryon Distributing of Charlotte has been named the Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year by the Brewers Association.   The award was presented May 1 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, TN.   The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively, market, sell and promote beer from small and independent brewers.  Tryon is …

New Campaign Highlights 3,977 Beer Distribution Jobs in North Carolina

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National Beer Wholesalers Association launches ‘Delivering Local Jobs’; Tells story of independent beer distributors in North Carolina Alexandria, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today announced the launch of DeliveringLocalJobs.com, the centerpiece of a new public awareness effort highlighting the faces of the beer distribution industry – the 135,000 men and women who work as truck drivers, sales representatives, inventory specialists, graphic designers, receptionists …

Lincolnton Legislator Honored by Trade Association

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N.C. Representative Jason Saine (R—Lincoln) has received the 2015 Legislator of the Year award from the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. “As senior chairman of the House Finance Committee, Representative Saine has exhibited strong and effective leadership in tax reform, transparency and fairness”, said Tim Kent, executive director of the association. “I am honored to receive the Legislator of …

Beer, Wine Excise Tax Revenues Show Slight Increase in 2014

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State excise tax collections for beer and wine increased by 1.9 percent during the 2014 calendar year.  N.C. Department of Revenue figures show total collections of $142.3 million, an increase of $2.7 million from the 2013 calendar year. Beer and wine wholesalers are responsible for collecting the excise tax while providing timely and accurate payment to the state on a …

Beer, Wine Excise Tax Revenues Show Slight Increase in 2014

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State excise tax collections for beer and wine increased by 1.9 percent during the 2014 calendar year. N.C. Department of Revenue figures show total collections of $142.3 million, an increase of $2.7 million from the 2013 calendar year. Beer and wine wholesalers are responsible for collecting the excise tax while providing timely and accurate payment to the state on a …

Beer & Wine Tax Revenues Up During November

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Excise tax collections for beer increased 7% during November, compared to the previous year. N.C. beer tax collections remain up 2.1% year-to-date. Table wine revenues increased 6.9% during November and are up 6.5% for the first 11 months of 2014. Monthly tax collections are a reflection of the previous month’s sales.