The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.
Typical products sold by convenience distributors include candy, snacks, food service, tobacco and tobacco related products, beverages, beverage programs, groceries, HBC and general merchandise. In addition to convenience stores, their largest customer segment, convenience distributors also serve a variety of retail formats including: grocery, drug, tobacco, mass, news, concession, gift, fundraising, hospitality and institutional.
CDA provides convenience distributors with advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues; business education, programs and initiatives on a variety of areas from category management and food safety to warehouse delivered data and logistics; innovative events, communities and forums helping to align distributors with their trading partners and suppliers, and, a full slate of distributor-focused published products.