The Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association was formed in 1941 to represent the interests of wholesalers, manufacturers and brokers involved in the distribution of convenience products.
Typical products purchased and sold by convenience distributors include candy, tobacco, snacks, beverages, health and beauty care items, general merchandise, foodservice and groceries.
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The 2017 Legislative session [the first session of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature], began February 6, 2017. The OWMA team monitors events at the Capitol to protect the interests of convenience product wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors.
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Who We Are
The Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association (OWMA) is a statewide trade association that has represented the wholesale distributors of Oklahoma for 75 years. More than 92 percent of the member wholesale houses are small, family-owned businesses serving their own and neighboring communities in Oklahoma and surrounding states.
In the early days of the association, wholesalers sold primary tobacco and candy products. Today they are widely diversified, offering products such as: dry, refrigerated and frozen groceries; beverages; snack foods; institutional foods; paper products; health and beauty care products; automotive products; and cleaning supplies.
What We Do
Tobacco distributors act as tax collectors for the state of Oklahoma. By affixing the tax stamps, we purchase from the state, to the packages of cigarettes and other tobacco products we sell to the retailer, we collect the excise tax for the state.
The Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association actively monitors legislation at the state capitol, primarily focusing on business issues.
The OWMA is actively involved in supporting efforts to prevent youth from purchasing tobacco products.
If you would like to join OWMA, click here to submit your application
P.O. Box 722220
Norman, Oklahoma 73070
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