|Who is CDMA?|
Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) is owned by over 100 regional drug chains, independent pharmacies, regional drug wholesalers, specialty distributors and buying groups. We help suppliers communicate with our members through our trade shows and extensive marketing programs. We differentiate ourselves by supporting suppliers’ sales teams 52 weeks a year, offering centralized billing, and host our Annual Trade Expo for networking and relationship building. We have created a store brand exclusively for our members and have formed strategic alliances to help fulfill our mission. CDMA has been helping suppliers "make the connection” since 1926.
CDMA was founded in 1926 by a group of chain drug owners with the ambition of forming a group whose sole purpose was supporting the owners’ marketing and merchandising efforts. CDMA has evolved in many ways since those early days. After 68 years of being headquartered in New York City, the Association moved to a larger facility and distribution center in Novi, Michigan in June of 1997. Today, CDMA is a vibrant and growing Association, despite consolidation of the chain drug industry. Now, more than ever, drug store retailers and wholesalers need an association that will support its needs and keep them competitive in this ever-changing environment. CDMA provides the programs and services that help level the playing field for its members.