$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

williamsburg
96th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA.
Participating Vendors – Click here to access
the Virtual House of Deals.

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Benefits & Services


There are resources and benefits for every channel members’ needs. Discover what’s waiting for your business today!

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Southern Leadership Division (SLD)


Save the date for the 2019 SLD Business Resource Meeting – November 5-7, 2019

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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.


Steve Douglas, Douglas Companies
SAWD President

Join The Southern and enjoy special membership benefits!

Members receive substantial discounts on events, unprecedented networking opportunities and special recognition.

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