New Belgium Brewing

In the world of craft beer, many mergers and buyouts are occurring.  New Belgium is the number 4 largest craft brewery according to the Brewers Association 2015 rankings.  To gain competitive advantage and maintain their independence, they have chosen a different tactic than most.  They are now a 100% employee owned company after CEO and founder Kim Jordan and her family sold their stake to the Employee Stock Ownership Program.  They are now also a certified B Corporation.  To read more about this innovative company and how it maintains competitive advantage in an industry ripe with mergers and acquisitions see this article.