$50 BILLION
Combined Annual Gross Revenue of our Distributor Members
66,653 C-STORES
In our 14 state region (46% of all convenience stores in U.S.)
96 YEARS
of service to the convenience products industry

The Southern Annual Meeting


GOING VIRTUAL: 97th Annual Meeting
to be held Virtually August 18-19, 2020

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Update from the Southern Staff


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Greg Martin, the “face” of the Southern for the last 20+ years.

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Southern Leadership Division (SLD)


2020 SLD Business Resource Meeting
Save the Date November 10-12, 2020

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Did you know?

Our members generate over $50 billion in annual gross revenue and our 14-state region alone contains over 46% of all c-store sales in the country.

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Our Mission

To lead the effort to promote professional standards by improving the quality of wholesale distributor programs, services and operations.

To be a representative and advocate for wholesale distributors by promoting understanding of the responsibilities, functions and needs of wholesale distributors before government, corporations, foundations and community leaders throughout the state, region and nation.

To provide professional development opportunities for wholesale distributors, and their employees through publications, training, meetings and other activities.

To provide member services that give members access to selected goods and services which might otherwise be unavailable to them.


Scott McPherson, Core-Mark
President – Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors  

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