Rave Associates president previously served as finance chair for two terms
LANSING – Jim Warbritton was elected vice-chair of the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association Board of Directors during the association’s annual meeting on July 31.
Warbritton is president of Rave Associates, a family owned beer and wine distributor in Ann Arbor. The distributor services retailers throughout eight counties in southeast Michigan. Rave Associates, the first and largest distributor of Bell’s Brewery beer and the largest distributor of Michigan craft beer in the state, distributes both beer and wine from suppliers across Michigan and around the world.
“It’s an honor to serve the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association Board of Directors as vice-chair. I look forward to working with our friends at breweries, wineries and retailers across the state to ensure Michigan remains a top producer of beer and wine for years to come,” Warbritton said. “MB&WWA members help promote growth, choices and competition by working hand-in-glove with breweries and wineries big and small to help them succeed today and into the future.”
Michigan is a Top 5 producer of beer and Top 10 producer of wine in the country thanks to a three-tier system that promotes fairness and a level playing field. At a time when craft beer production is decreasing across the country, Michigan craft beer production increased by 10% in 2018.
The MB&WWA represents nearly 50 beer and wine distributors throughout Michigan. The association is recognized as one of the strongest business trade associations in the state and one of the most progressive state trade associations in the alcohol beverage industry.
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