New Belgium Brewing Case Analysis

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Case Update and SWOT

Research and update the case information as much as possible with current research, and then conduct a comprehensive SWOT analysis for New Belgium Brewing.

As of 2013, defined by the Brewers Association New Belgium Brewery is the 3rd largest craft brewery and the 8th largest overall. Annual production of beer is less than 6 million barrels. Currently New Belgium sells beer in 31 states and the District of Colombia. In 2013 they began shipping to Alaska and Louisiana and Florida is soon to follow. They have seen consistent growth year over year. In 2006 NBB produced 437,000 barrels of beer. In 2011 the company produced 713,000 barrels. The company waste diversion efforts are paying off. In 2011 94.38 the latest waste diversion is 94.38% diverted and 5.62% landfill as opposed to 88% diverted and 8.5% landfill in 2009. Energy consumption is seeing a reduction each year. Energy reduction has gone from 158MJ/hl in 2008 to 138MJ/hl in 2011. This can be partially attributed to the November 2009 implementation of the largest private array of photovoltaic solar panels in Colorado. The 870 panels mounted atop the bottling plant produce 200kW of power output helping to reduce power consumption from the grid. In March of 2012 New Belgium Brewery launched it can line to tap into a new market. In April of 2012 the company chose Asheville North Carolina as the site for their East Coast Brewery. In January of 2013 New Belgium Brewery became 100% employee owned and lastly in April 2013 they completely commit to the technology trend by releasing a mobile app for Android and iOS.(www.newbelgium.com[->0])

Strengths
Strong brand loyalty
Well treated employees who enjoy their job
Extensive line of different beers
Respected company because they are environmentally, socially and ethically responsible
Technical expertise of staff and brew…...

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