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.
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:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.