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Facing the Forces of Change®, the most respected research study of wholesale distribution industry future trends, has been updated and published every three years since 1982. Because NAW is the only national wholesale distribution organization that represents companies in all lines of trade in the industry, its Facing the Forces of Change® report is the most comprehensive study of the future of the wholesale distribution industry. It is known for the accuracy of its five-year predictions about the economy and trends in wholesale distribution.


The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence conducts research into strategic management issues affecting the wholesale distribution industry. Only the NAW Institute publishes leading-edge research studies with practical application for wholesale distribution firms of all sizes and lines of trade.