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 Semi-Annual Economic Report - 2015 3rd 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

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