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NBWA Recognizes Economic Impact of Its Workforce

ALEXANDRIA, VA – As Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is recognizing the contributions of the men and women of the beer distribution industry whose work positively impacts the nation’s economy. “Labor Day is a perfect time to recognize the hard work that America’s beer distribution employees do day […]

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Hot Sun, Cold Beer: Great Bay Distributors Does it Right!

Hot summer months – especially FLORIDA summer months – make the challenge of keeping cold beer cold a difficult one. That’s especially true if you are storing, cataloguing, sorting, packing and shipping literally acres of the stuff. Nobody wants their beer sitting in an oven as it moves through the system, because it can ruin […]

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Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Parachute Trial, Dr. Charles Lambert

FOX-13 and Dr. Jo feature Dr. Charles Lambert, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, about a new innovative device and treatment for heart failure that is being studied in clinical trials. It’s called the Parachute Trial where a percutaneous device, that literally looks like a parachute, is implanted in the heart, giving new […]

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Pepin Academy opens new school for students with special needs in Pasco Co.

The unveiling of the first Pepin Academy Charter School in Pasco County was one well attended Thursday afternoon. Dignitaries, city officials, teachers and administrators of the school all gathered to welcome the first of it’s kind to the county.  A school providing special needs education for children grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Pepin Academy in […]

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Pub crawl highlights distribution of Bradenton’s Motorworks Brewing beers

BRADENTON — More craft beer enthusiasts will be able to taste Motorworks Brewing’s many varieties soon. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch will begin distributing the Bradenton brewery’s products to several bars and restaurants in Manatee and Sarasota counties. To celebrate the business partnership, Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., has plans for a […]

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Boston Consulting Group Report Outlines Benefits of Franchise Laws

Another week, another round of discussion about franchise laws, and this time it’s by way of the Boston Consulting Group, a global management-consulting firm and advisor on business strategy. The group, which said it has studied direct store delivery (DSD) across multiple consumer categories for more than 20 years, published a report crediting much of […]

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For Small and Large Brewers, the U.S. Market Is Open

The U.S. beer market is open, freely competitive, and driven by consumer choice. Brewers who capture the hearts of consumers are the most likely to succeed. Those who miss shifts in consumer identities, norms, attitudes, and tastes will suffer. The success of small brewers making craft beers is proof of these points. Despite fears that […]

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Beer Industry Veteran Questions Franchise Reform Efforts

Last week’s Beer Marketer’s Insights spring conference saw plenty of personalities offering their points of view on franchise law reform, with one well-respected speaker who said he hoped to upset enough people to drive both wholesalers and suppliers to the negotiating table. Longtime beer industry veteran Mike Mazzoni offered up his remarks on what has […]

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Pepin Distributing promotes Garcia to president

A longtime vice president at Pepin Distributing Co. has moved into the president’s role Randy Garcia is just the second president in the 50-year history of the Tampa-based beer distributor, a statement said. Tom Pepin, who was president, will remain CEO of the firm. The promotion was a surprise to Garcia, who said he didn’t […]

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