Salt Lake's General Distributing Sees Major Bud Light Upswing
FILED DECEMBER 18, 2014 General Distributing is a Bud house in the greater Salt Lake City area. We recently caught up with their president, Andy Zweber, to check in on trends and get a pulse of the industry. It's particularly interesting to get a read on 3.2% states trends. Read More
Truth Squad: Distributor X Factor is Real
FILED DECEMBER 17, 2014 We got a lot of responses to our question on whether distributors have an impact on market share. It turns out the vast majority of distributors and brewers believe that there is an X factor. Here is a sampling of your responses: Read More
Distributor Profile: Hohenstein's Up Double Digits For Eighth Year
FILED DECEMBER 16, 2014 What kind of distributor is wrapping up their eighth year of double-digit growth? The kind that plays in Minnesota metro, with over half of their sales in craft. Read More
When You Have Drinks with Caroline, Things are Said
FILED DECEMBER 15, 2014 At a "Drinks with Caroline" event in New York last week thrown by veteran CLSA beverage analyst Caroline Levy in which your editor and the well-respected publisher of Beverage Digest, John Sicher, participated, CLSA declared "2015 is a pivotal year" for both soft drinks and beer as the big players in both categories struggle to maintain topline volume. Read More
Beer Behemoth in Austin
FILED DECEMBER 12, 2014 Earlier this week we reported on the merger between KEG 1 and the newly formed Capitol Wright Distributing Company, [see BBD 12-10-2014]. Now a little more color has emerged on the deal. The "Beer Behemoth" as the Austin Business Journal penned it will "control nearly 70 percent of the Central Texas market" and bring "annual sales to more than 13 million cases." Read More
NBWA Joins BI in Opposition to BREW Act
FILED DECEMBER 11, 2014 In addition to the Beer Institute, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has also sent a letter to Congressmen which encourages them to "consider NBWA as a resource on any legislation that directly or indirectly addresses the beer or alcohol industry. Read More
New Tenth Chief: Growth, Deals Will be a Focus Next Year
FILED DECEMBER 10, 2014 If you were wondering about the style of Coors Distributing Company alum and new Tenth and Blake chief, Scott Whitley, we can tell you: He's direct. Asked about Tenth's biggest opportunities for 2015, he grouped them into four buckets. Read More
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