The North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association (NCBWWA) represents 25 independent beer and wine distributors providing service to more than 20,000 retail permittees across the state.  N.C. beer and wine distributors directly employ more than 5,600 people, paying them more than $386 million in wages and benefits.  N.C. beer and wine distributors pay more  than $400 million in business and personal taxes to the federal, state and local governments.  In addition, our distributors provide an invaluable tax collection service to the state, collecting $160 million each year in state excise taxes.

A February 2020 report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) provides a comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies.  Key findings of the study include:
  • N.C. beer distributors directly employ 3,892 people. N.C. beer distributors pay $256.1 million in wages and salaries while generating $2.3 billion in total economic impacts.  N.C. beer distributor activities contribute $295 million to the federal, state and local tax bases. Beer distributor contributions to local community activities generate $5.4 million in impacts annually.  To view the full report, including state by state data, click here to view data on the economic impact of beer distributors on the United States as a whole.