Advisory Board

BeerNet's advisory board, also called the Truth Squad, consists of over 30 industry executives from distributors, brewers, importers, and allied industry people. The identities of members of the Truth Squad are kept confidential in order to promote candor.

Duties include monthly phone/email conversations regarding a variety of topics and issues that are important to the beer industry. Additionally, truth squad members share their sales and pricing data, although all information is kept confidential and aggregated to spot trends.

Also, Truth Squad members call or email BeerNet on issues of interest that arise in their markets.

If you are an industry executive and are interested in joining the beer industry Truth Squad, send me an email at , and you will be included in the beer industry's quest for the Truth which, apparently, sets us free.

Joe Thompson on Closing the Volume Gap

FILED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 The industry has a volume problem, says Independent Beverage Group chief Joe Thompson, and it's a "fundamental" problem we need to address. He predicts that total beer industry volume will be down -1% through 2020, driven by declines at Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors and "aggressive pricing."
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Analysts Grokk ABI's Changes

FILED SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 As reported last week, ABI has decided to move Luiz Edmond out of their largest division, North America, to a more global role as chief sales officer.
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