Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is composed of wholesaler-distributors and a federation of international, national, regional, state and local associations and their member firms, which total more than 30,000 employers that have locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NAW’s constituency is at the core of our economy—a vital link in the supply chain between manufacturers, retailers, and commercial, institutional and governmental end users. Distribution firms vary widely in size, employ more than 5.9 million American workers and account for nearly $5.7 trillion in annual U.S. economic activity, which is 6.0% of the overall economy. Wholesaler-distributors are either publicly held or closely held, family-owned companies that have served their local communities and regions for decades and, in some cases, for more than a century.