The theme for Jeffrey Painter's tenure as NABCA
Chairman over the past year was "Advancing Future Value," so we suggested committee members speak about how they've worked to achieve that goal.
Educational sessions were presented in partnership with Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), American Wine School, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA
), National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association and the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association.
May 22-26 -- National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA
) 67th Annual Conference, Marco Island, Fla.
An additional program took the form of an educational video that was funded by a NABCA
-4.7% 3.4% Smirnoff Raspberry Diageo 6.7% 3.0% Ciroc Apple Diageo 312.7% 3.0% New Amsterdam Pineapple E & J Gallo -7.2% 2.9% New Amsterdam Berry E & J Gallo -12.0% 2.7% UV Blue Raspberry Phillips Distilling -3.4% 1.9% Ciroc Peach Diageo -25.1% 1.8% Ciroc Red Berry Diageo -19.7% 1.4% Top Ten Leading Brands -1.3% 29.1% Others -0.2% 70.9% Total Flavored Vodka -0.5% 100.0% Source: NABCA
Control state officials attempting to offer useful solutions to the operator concerns included NABCA
president and director of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control George Griffen; Doug Fox of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, Randall Smith of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (also a former NABCA
president), and Curtis Colbum of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
I have stressed in speeches to the NABCA
and the Four State beer wholesalers groups that it's inevitable other drinks suppliers will "encourage competition" among beer, wine and spirits wholesalers for the privilege of acting as "exclusive" distributors for their brands.
The 2020 NABCA
Legal Symposium will be held at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City on March 15-17.
He's broadened NABCA
's goals and built relationships with suppliers to assist in moving the control state system forward.
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LEADING JAPANESE WHISKY BRANDS IN THE CONTROL STATES, 2012-2014 (9-Liter Cases) Brand Supplier 2012 Suntory Yamazki Beam Suntory 736 Suntory Hiniki Beam Suntory 31 Nikka Anchor Distilling -- The Hakushu Beam Suntory 2 Yoichi Anchor Distilling -- Top Five Leading Brands 769 (9-Liter Cases) '13/'14 Brand 2013 2014 % Chg Suntory Yamazki 856 1,290 50.7% Suntory Hiniki 112 266 137.5% Nikka 103 299 190.3% The Hakushu 23 65 182.6% Yoichi 9 25 177.8% Top Five Leading Brands 1,103 1,945 76.3% Source: The Beverage Information & Insights Group from NABCA
Once again, StateWays will recognize innovative programs with the Control State Best Practices Awards, highlighted in the September/October issue and presented at the NABCA
Administrators Conference in Denver.