Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 108

food, beverage & hospitality manhattan beer distributors

Going Green
Roughly 25 percent of Manhattan Beer's truck fleet runs
on compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel. The company also operates three CNG fueling stations. "We got
involved in CNG very early," McCarthy says, noting the
company started using the fuel in 1999 after the state
introduced a subsidy program promoting its use. "We
thought getting involved in CNG would be great for us
from a sustainability standpoint. We let our customers
know it was important to us, advertised our use and had
our employees talk about it."
The company has seen a significant return on investment from its use of CNG. "It is less expensive to run
than diesel fuel, and is a steady and reliable cost to us,"
he adds. "Many more companies in the area have gotten
into it in the past five years, but not as deeply as we have."
The roofs of Manhattan Beer's corporate headquarters
and its Queens and Suffern facilities are covered with a
solar panel array that produces more than 2 MW of power annually. The array is the largest privately owned solar
installation in New York City, according to the company.
"We also received some help from the state to install
solar panels," McCarthy says. "A lot of our roof space was
unused, so it made sense for us to do. We are proud that,
at most of our buildings, we can produce 60 to 70 percent
of our total energy needs."
The company's other environmentally minded
initiatives include receiving roughly 75 percent of the
deliveries to its warehouses by rail, reducing its need for
suppliers to use tractor-trailer trucks. Manhattan Beer
also uses LED lighting in its facilities.

The Next Steps
Simon Bergson founded the company following the closing of the Rheingold Brewery in 1978. Bergson obtained
the local distribution rights to Carling Black Label and
Tuborg beers. This started him on the path of becoming a
franchised beverage distributor.
Since its founding, Manhattan Beer has grown significantly from its initial holdings of three delivery trucks
and a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in lower Manhattan
to become the 28th-largest privately owned company in
New York state And one of the largest beer distributors
in the United States.
Manhattan Beer continues to look at ways to improve
its operations, including possibly investing in automatic
108

Supply Chain World FALL 2017



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supply Chain World - Fall 2017

Contents
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - Cover1
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - Cover2
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 1
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - Contents
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 3
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 4
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 5
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 6
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 7
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 8
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 9
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 10
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 11
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 12
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 13
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 14
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 15
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 16
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 17
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 18
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 19
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 20
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 21
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 22
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 23
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 24
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 25
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 26
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 27
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 28
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 29
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 30
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 31
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 32
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 33
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 34
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 35
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 36
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 37
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 38
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 39
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 40
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 41
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 42
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 43
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 44
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 45
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 46
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 47
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 48
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 49
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 50
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 51
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 52
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 53
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 54
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 55
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 56
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 57
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 58
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 59
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 60
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 61
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 62
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 63
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 64
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 65
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 66
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 67
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 68
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 69
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 70
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 71
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 72
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 73
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 74
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 75
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 76
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 77
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 78
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 79
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 80
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 81
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 82
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 83
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 84
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 85
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 86
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 87
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 88
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 89
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 90
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 91
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 92
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 93
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 94
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 95
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 96
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 97
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 98
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 99
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 100
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 101
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 102
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 103
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 104
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 105
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 106
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 107
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 108
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 109
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 110
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 111
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 112
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 113
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 114
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 115
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 116
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 117
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 118
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 119
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 120
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 121
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 122
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 123
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 124
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 125
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 126
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 127
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 128
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 129
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 130
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 131
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 132
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 133
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 134
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 135
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 136
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 137
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 138
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 139
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 140
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 141
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 142
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 143
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 144
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 145
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 146
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 147
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 148
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 149
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 150
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 151
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 152
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 153
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 154
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 155
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 156
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 157
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 158
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 159
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 160
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 161
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 162
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 163
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 164
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 165
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 166
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 167
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 168
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 169
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 170
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 171
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 172
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 173
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 174
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 175
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - 176
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - Cover3
Supply Chain World - Fall 2017 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue4a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue3c
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue3b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue3a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue2b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue2a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue1b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol7issue1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol6issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol6issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol6issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol6issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_vol5issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2017winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2017fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2017summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2017spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2016winter_vol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2016fallwinter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2016fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2016summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/scw_2016spring_summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2016spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2016winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2015fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2015summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2015spring2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2015spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2015winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2014fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2014summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2014spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2014winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2013summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/scw_2013winter
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com