Beer Marketer’s Insights:
Speaking of Chi, that will be scene of upcoming CCIII, or Consolidation Conference III. Distributor consolidation is hottest topic in industry again. So Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS will host its 3d consolidation conference in downtown Chi in early May. It will be an intensive one-day conference focused on just one subject: beer distributor consolidation. We’ll explore it from every angle, with lots of new insights, analysis and data. Confirmed speakers already include NBWA chairman Phil Terry, consultants Mike Mazzoni and Joe Thompson, First Bev Capital’s Bill Anderson, and consultant Rob Klugman. We’ll have a panel of supplier execs (MillerCoors participation confirmed), and a panel of financial execs. Stay tuned for more details, including registration, later this week.