IFDA Research

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

Group Purchasing Organizations: 2015 Assessment and Outlook Update

This study contains an assessment of the GPO landscape and includes significant insights through extensive surveys and discussion with leading operators, distributors, manufacturers, and with GPOs themselves. This members-only research provides timely perspective on the current state of GPOs that can help IFDA members in decision making around Group Purchasing Organizations. The current GPO marke... Full Story

Sustainability: Foodservice Distributor Current Practices & Customer Expectations Moving Forward

Released in January 2015, this important IFDA members-only report shines light on the current state of sustainability within the foodservice distribution industry and identifies sustainability initiatives considered to be best practices across both fleet and warehouse operations of distributors. In addition to a survey and discussions with a number of IFDA distributor members, the research e... Full Story

2013 IFDA Operational Trends Survey

Results of the 2013 IFDA Operational Trends Survey were released in April 2014 to participants, providing the latest benchmark information on trends and practices being used by leading foodservice distributors. The survey results provide an opportunity for IFDA members to compare internal practices to a cross-section of other IFDA members and identify areas for improvement. The IFDA member compani... Full Story