Kroger recently announced a plan to develop a “Planogram Center of Excellence” in which beverage alcohol category management for the company would be managed by Southern Wine & Spirits and funded by suppliers and wholesalers. …More
- is at the BWC Consumer Packaged Goods Summit with chain beer buyers in Florida.
- 31 state brewers guilds here in Madison for BA’s 2017 Guilds Leadership Summit!
- In Madison, WI for the National Guilds Leadership Summit
- is at the Beer Institute annual meeting in San Diego.
- is in Denver at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.
- is in DC for Hill Climb, board meeting, SAVOR and for the beer..
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I woke up September 16 to news that Anheuser Busch-InBev (ABI) is working to acquire SABMiller. Discussion of this potential merger has been around for years. The first time I thought seriously about it was when Carlos Laboy spoke at a Beer Business Daily Summit in around 2009 about how …More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants of 20 or more units from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016. Many restaurants have already …More
FDA Menu Labeling—VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE As of May 13, 2015 we still await formal guidance from the FDA regarding the form that chain restaurant menu labeling will take in preparation for the December 1, 2015 implementation …More
The Brewers Association led an effort with MicroStar Logistics and the Beer Institute today to request that eBay no longer allow the sale of used kegs without proof of sale. The letter on combined letterhead …More
Here are your bill numbers for the Small BREW Act: H.R. 232 and S. 375. The full title of the Small BREW Act is the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act. The Brewers Association recognizes …More
The Brewers Association recently mailed brewery members a letter regarding percentage of dues not tax deductible due to lobbying activities. The letter is to inform members of the non-deductible portion of their 2014 member dues paid to …More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final rules today on menu labeling for chain restaurants. In the proposed version published in 2011 FDA excluded alcohol beverages, and asked for comments on that exclusion. The …More
Anheuser-Busch purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing follows trend of regionalization and impacts distributor footprints
On November 5 the owners of 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced that they will be selling the company to Anheuser-Busch. There are a couple of things different about how this acquisition is playing out in the …More
FDA released a supplemental animal feed document which revises proposed rules for animal feed as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Brewers’ handling of spent grains will directly be impacted. The …More