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.)
of service to the convenience products industry

The Southern Annual Meeting

100th Annual Meeting in Naples, FL
June 20-23, 2023.  Vendor registration
is now open!

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

New DEI Resource Page for Southern Members

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Southern Leadership Division

We enjoyed Winston-Salem, NC, for the 2022 SLD Business Resource Meeting! 

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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.



Chad Pickel, Amcon Distributing
President – Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors  

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