IFDA Research

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



IFDA Economic Report - 1st Quarter 2018

This quarterly report by IFDA and ITR Economics provides macro-economic trends, detailed information on leading economic and industry indicators, and projections that assist foodservice distributors with strategic business planning. Each report includes exclusive analysis of what the current situation and predictions mean to distributors.  In this issue: ITR Economics CEO & Princip... Full Story

State of the Street Monitor - Issue 3, Jan 2018

The third issue features original research about independent operators' purchasing of and attitudes toward distributor brand products.In this issue: Independent restaurant performance trends, and details on distributor brand purchasing trends and product satisfaction. Pentallect’s Barry Friends shares his experience with distributor brand evolution. Pentallect’s B... Full Story

Foodservice Driver Recruitment and Retention: A Guide to Challenges and Best Practices

Driver recruitment and retention continues to be of critical concern to the foodservice distribution industry. To help foodservice distributors navigate this challenge, IFDA and Emily Moscato, PhD, of Saint Joseph’s University, collaborated to produce a white paper titled Foodservice Driver Recruitment and Retention: A Guide to Challenges and Best Practices. It brings together perspectives f... Full Story

IFDA Economic Report - 4th Quarter 2017

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 quarterly reports in order to: ... Full Story