The Year in Review

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What’s Hot, What’s Not in Beer & Wine When we hit the middle of March last year, everything changed for the beer and wine business.   Restaurants and bars closed, and then some reopened under serious restrictions.  Events were cancelled, starting with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, followed by beer festivals, sporting events and music concerts.  Beer wholesalers led the way …

COVID-19’s Impact on the Beer Industry: Analysis from the National Beer Wholesalers Association

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Across the country, COVID-19’s impact on the beverage alcohol industry has been overwhelming since mid-March of 2020. From on-premise shutdowns to supply chain challenges, the beer market continues to see significant disruptions. Less draft beer When on-premise licensees were forced to close their doors, brewers, distributors and retailers around the U.S. were left grappling with what do to with the untapped …

Carolina Eagle Expands Its Eastern N.C. Footprint

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Distributor Profile 2019 delivered a dream come true for Russ Saputo of Carolina Eagle Distributing.  A 20-year veteran of the beer business and a proud graduate of East Carolina University, Russ has always wanted to be a beer distributor in his college town of Greenville, NC.    In March 2019, Carolina Eagle purchased Anheuser-Busch distribution rights to a five-county region …

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 …

North Carolina Beer Distributors Generate 3,869 Direct Jobs, $1.39 Billion in Total Economic Impacts

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[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true”]New Study Measures Jobs, Economic Impact and Community Service[/custom_headline] RALEIGH, NC– A new economic impact report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) –America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities– provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies. …