IFDA Research

Through IFDA's research distributors get insights and information to make better business decisions and better understand how their companies are performing.

Back on Top: The Dynamic Independent Operator

While independent restaurant operators are generally experiencing improved business conditions and appear well-positioned for growth, there are major questions about independent's sourcing practices, service requirements, and future prospects. The answers to these and other strategic questions have significant implications to the distributor community and can be found in a new 296-page study: ... Full Story

IFDA Semi-Annual Economic Report - 2016 1st Quarter

This members-only report provides macro-economic trends and projections that assist IFDA members with business planning. Collaborating with IFDA on this project is ITR Economics, which has proven expertise in predicting economic trends, helping companies “see around corners, and a firm whose economists have deep knowledge of distribution. IFDA provides these semi-annual reports in order to: ... Full Story

2015 IFDA Hourly Compensation Survey

The IFDA Human Resources Leadership Committee worked to shape this first ever hourly compensation survey designed to help IFDA members learn how companies are compensating their drivers and warehouse workforce in the geographic region that they operate.44 IFDA member companies and 11 additional companies participated in the survey which was conducted by Paradox Compensation Advisors. Altogether th... Full Story