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Drizly reveals survey results for 'new normal' in post pandemic drinking habits

Michael Hollan - -

Homemade cocktails are apparently sticking around.

During the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, many people across the country had to make major adjustments to their habits. Now that everything is opening back up again, it turns out that some of these changes may be here to stay.

Distributors crack down on distracted driving

Jeff Cioletti - - Beverage Industry

In the last issue, we noted the number of annual traffic fatalities, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), but what we didn't mention was that of the more than 36,000 highway fatalities in 2019, 3,142 were directly linked to distracted driving.

Distractions in the cab are more pervasive than they've ever been, thanks largely to the temptation of consumer technology that virtually everyone carries with them every waking moment of the day. That's why it's critical that every beverage distributor have some sort of distracted driver policy in place. But that's the easy, non-controversial part. The difficult part is enforcement, the tools available for which might make some drivers uncomfortable. That's because they involve in-cab cameras that can record the driver's every move, which can be perceived as a bit Big-Brother-esque.

NBWA Releases Beer Purchasers’ Index for June 2021

Erin Donar - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2021. The recent BPI looks at data from June 2020, a month that experienced widespread economic shutdowns, on-premise closures and the over-indexed segments that took a hit in those channels.

As Country Rebuilds from Pandemic, Beer Industry Releases New Study on its Jobs Impact in America

Erin Donar - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their biennial Beer Serves America report on the economic importance of the nation's beer industry. Bars, restaurants, sporting events and concerts are critical to the U.S. economy, and the beer industry plays a key role in supporting jobs in the hospitality industry as well as jobs in farming, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and a myriad of other sectors.

Craft Brewers Find That Making A Statement Sells Beer

Hudson Lindenberger - - Forbes

From the moment Beale's Brewery's latest release, YOUR MANAGER IS BITCH (YMIB), hit the social media superhighway and went viral, it proved yet again one fact that is integral to craft beer success. That consumers want to feel a personal connection to their brands. Making a statement using their beer labels, the billboard to their customers, to advocate for a cause can and often is successful for their business.

Anheuser Busch's CEO On Hard Seltzer: 'Gift For The Beer Industry'

Jayson Derrick - - MSN

Seltzer is among the fastest-growing categories within the beer, spirits and wine category and should continue growing at a double-digit pace in 2021, Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (NYSE: BUD) CEO Michel Doukeris said Wednesday on CNBC's "Closing Bell."


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