The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry. NAW is active in these areas: government relations and political action; research and education; and group purchasing. In addition to NAW, the association operates the Wholesaler-Distributor Political Action Committee, the Distribution Research & Education Foundation, and the NAW Service Corporation.
NAW encompasses: Over 100 national line-of-trade associations, representing virtually all products that move to market via wholesaler-distributors; Approximately 50 regional, state, and local wholesale distribution associations; Approximately 40,000 wholesale distribution companies, most of which belong to one or more of NAW's national, regional, state, and local associations; and 85,000 wholesale distribution company personnel.
NAW Provides the best Value Added Programs for the Wholesale - Distribution industry. NAW members are offered benefits and programs including management development and networking, government relations, NAW's Distribution Research & Education Foundation (providing leading-edge research products) and NAW's Service Corporation (offering a variety of Cost Saving Programs).