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America’s Independent Beer Distributors Kick Off Summer Beer Season

America’s Independent Beer Distributors Kick Off Summer Beer Season

May 22, 2017| Categories: Beer Tasting, Events, News, Published Articles

 As Memorial Day weekend approaches, America’s more than 3,000 independent beer distributors are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands and building tens of thousands eye-catching displays in local stores to welcome summer. Farrell Distributing is excited about another summer in the green mountains of Vermont delivering beer to retailers large and small across all corners of our beautiful state.

 

“Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly 3 billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments – including restaurants, pubs, convenience stores, bottle shops, grocery stores, ballparks and concert venues,” said National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Chief Economist Lester Jones.

 

“Memorial Day ranks only behind July Fourth as the top holiday for beer sales in the United States,” Jones said. “And, on average, beer sales are 20 percent higher in the summer months compared to the rest of the year.”

 

Jones added, “Weather is key. After all, consumers are more likely to enjoy a cold beer if it’s warm and sunny outside.”

 

America’s nearly 135,000 beer distribution employees – including truck drivers, warehouse employees, brand managers, sales teams and marketing employees – are working to make sure that consumers are able to grab a cold one for their cookout, trip to the beach or family dinner this weekend.

 

According to a report by the Center for Applied Business & Economic Research at the University of Delaware, independent beer distributors provide more than $23 billion in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year. Here locally in Vermont, Farrell Distributing is busy gearing up for a big season as well. “I speak for 320 employees here at FDC that we are ready for the warm weather to enjoy some cold beers on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain, and outdoor venues up and down the state. We had a tremendous winter season that saw some record setting visitors enjoying the snow, and we are ready to do the same in the sun!” Ryan Chaffin | Farrell Distributing | Director of Marketing

 

Print“For more than three-quarters of a century, we have been bringing the highest quality beer, wine, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to retailers throughout Vermont, catering to customers large and small. A third-generation Vermont family business, we distribute nationally iconic , regional, imported specialty, and 38+ “Made in Vermont” brands. Our portfolio ranges from small family operations to some of the largest and most trusted brands in the business.”

“Our company pillars are Quality, Service, and Community. They are the foundation of what we do and who we are. We communicate and continually reinforce these beliefs to every employee who proudly bears the three Farrell icons. They support our leading mission and philosophy- -that our actions and decisions are grounded in our Pillars and that those actions are based on the needs of our employees and the communities, suppliers partners, retailers, and consumers that we respectfully serve.”  Ryan Chaffin | Farrell Distributing | Director of Marketing

 

According to an NBWA survey, independent distributors deliver an average of more than 980 unique packages (or SKUS) of beer, including imports, well-known national brands and labels from emerging local brewers.

 

“Thanks to an open and independent system that helps new brands get to market, beer drinkers today have more choice than ever before with more than 5,000 domestic brewers and hundreds of importers offering thousands of styles and brands that make the beer industry innovative and exciting,” Jones said.

  • Memorial Day ranks only behind July Fourth as the top holiday for beer sales in the United States.

  • On average, beer sales are 20 percent higher in the summer months compared to the rest of the year.

  • Over the course of the year, beer distributors across the United States deliver nearly 3 billion cases of beer to more than 600,000 retail establishments.

  • More than 3,000 independent beer distributors and 135,000 beer distribution employees are helping retailers stock up for the start of the summer beer selling season by delivering an unprecedented variety of beer brands. (View data specific to your state here.)

  • According to a report by the Center for Applied Business & Economic Research at the University of Delaware, independent beer distributors provide more than $23 billion in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year. (For data specific to your state, consult the report here.)

  • According to an NBWA survey, independent distributors deliver an average of more than 980 unique packages (or SKUS) of beer, including imports, well-known national brands and labels from emerging local brewers.

 

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The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer on Twitter, like NBWA on Facebook, follow NBWA on Instagram and subscribe to NBWA’s YouTube channel