Our Story

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is the only national trade association representing the entire $7 trillion distribution industry in Washington, D.C. We help our member companies grow revenue and innovate their operations by advocating for pro-business policies, facilitating the exchange of ideas among distribution’s brightest minds, and partnering with emerging and established technology companies to accelerate innovation and digital transformation. 

5.9 Million Employees Nationwide

30,000 Companies

$7.4 Trillion in Economic Activity

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Support The American Choice & Innovation Act

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have introduced and passed out of committee legislation to rein in Amazon’s anti-competitive practices.

Upcoming Events

Mid-Size Company Peer Exchange

August 17, 2022 | Virtual Webinar

The Mid-Size Company Peer Exchange program is tailored specifically to CEOs of distribution companies with between $10MM and $80MM in annual sales. You’ll engage directly with your peers across

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Large Company Roundtables
September 20, 2022
Billion Dollar Roundtables
Oct 12 – Nov 16, 2022

NAW’s Voice in Washington, DC

The NAW Government Relations team fights every day for NAW members across the country – serving as an important collective voice for the $7 trillion distribution industry in Washington, D.C. NAW advocates for policies that support wholesaler-distributors, ensuring businesses can thrive, prosper, and build a stronger future.

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NAW Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act: naw.org/updates/750-bi…

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Read more about Bart and his role in our latest blog post: naw.org/blog/get-to-kn…

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And finally, we asked Bart to tell us a bit more about himself personally: https://t.co/DmqaH9ltve

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We also asked Bart what advice he had for someone interested in pursuing a career in the industry: https://t.co/MoU4l8KwWc

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