The History of IWS
International Wholesale Supply, Inc. was founded in 1987, located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In July of 2011, IWS was acquired by Matthews Group of Companies and incorporated as International Wholesale Supply.
The IWS expertise in distribution into the Truck Stop, Convenience Store, and Grocery markets is a great addition to the Matthews Group of Companies. Matthews’ rich heritage began as a retailer in St. Louis in 1889. Over the past 130 years, the original Matthews Company has diversified into three distinct, affiliated companies; Matthews Book Company, McCoy Health Science Supply, and IWS (International Wholesale Supply).
As both a distributor and a manufacturer’s representative, IWS maintains the highest standards of customer service and product satisfaction. IWS carefully considers each manufacturer and represents only those who share the same ideals and desire to put their customers’ needs first.
Matthews Group of Companies continues to grow the IWS division with the additional acquisitions of Landmark Novelties in May of 2012, and Star Distributing in December of 2012. The addition of these two Direct Store Delivery Companies has continued the IWS growth strategy and extended the IWS service offerings for the Travel Center and Convenience Store markets. IWS fulfills orders nationwide from their 100,000 square foot facility located in St. Louis, Missouri.