What strategies for recruiting and retaining quality employees are successful in the current labor market? How are foodservice distributors addressing cybersecurity issues? Don’t miss the best opportunity of the year to discuss priority issues like these and other questions that are top of mind for you with peers from other foodservice distribution companies. 

IFDA’s Share Groups are where industry professionals discover new ideas and solutions via 100% peer-driven discussions. These biannual meetings provide a forum to share experiences and information on common challenges and opportunities with fellow foodservice distributors in four disciplines: Operations, IT, HR and Finance. The meetings also deliver unparalleled networking opportunities.

The program registration includes:
• Share group face-to-face meetings in Philadelphia, PA, June 2022
• Share group face-to-face meetings (consolidated) in Tampa, FL, September 2022
• Full registration for the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in Tampa, FL, in September 2022

IFDA Share Groups Sponsors:


Hear from your Peers!

"The IFDA Share Groups are an excellent opportunity to discuss best practices, pain points, and fresh ideas with your peers in a more intimate setting. The moderated discussion keeps the schedule on point, while also broadening the topics with knowledge from the industry. You can expect to walk away with a greater sense of how your KPIs line up industry wide, and new ideas to bring back and implement."

James Hoss
Vice President, Transportation, Operations, Cash-Wa Distributing

“I find the IFDA share groups to be my very favorite single IFDA benefit. The groups present a unique opportunity to share business issues in an intimate setting – a setting that goes beyond the in-person meetings, into everyday new relationships that you develop with your industry peers. Highly recommended!”

Drew D. Saur
Chief Information Officer, Palmer Food Services

Who, What, When, Where

Who: Operations, IT, Human Resources and Finance Professionals in Foodservice Distribution

Cost: The registration fee is $1,295 and includes all share groups in Philadelphia and Tampa, and full registration to the 2022 Distribution Solutions Conference in Tampa. Breakfast, lunch and cocktail receptions daily are included in the June meetings. Please note: Share Groups are an exclusive IFDA member benefit and are only open to foodservice distribution companies.

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June Share Group Meetings
LOCATION: The Notary Autograph Collection Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
DATE: June 13-16, 2022

Sunday, June 12

  • Cocktail Reception

Monday, June 13

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Operations Share Group meeting (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, June 14

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • IT Share Group meeting (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, June 15

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Human Resources Share Group meeting (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Cocktail Reception

Thursday, June 16
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Finance Share Group meeting (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

September Share Group Meetings
DATE: September 13 (HR and Finance 3:00-5:00 pm) and September 14 (Operations and IT 9:30-11:30 am), 2022
Members of the share group have access to the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference and participate in a second face-to-face share group meeting prior to the conference. The conference itself includes an Expo of technology, equipment, and service providers, plus educational sessions and multiple opportunities to network with the larger distributor community.


Registration Fee: $1,295

Includes meetings in Philadelphia and Tampa, as well as full DSC registration. Please note: Share Groups are an exclusive IFDA member benefit and are only open to foodservice distribution companies.

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For Share Group registration questions, please contact events@ifdaonline.org.
For Share Group general questions, contact Annika Stensson by email.

Hotel & Destination

Accommodations - June Meeting

WALV.jpgThe Notary Autograph Collection Hotel
21 N Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hotel Reservations: A link to book a room in the event hotel block will be include in your registration confirmation email. Email events@ifdaonline.org for questions.

Creating a healthy and safe environment for those attending the meeting is of utmost importance to IFDA. IFDA follows city, state, federal and hotel property requirements relating to COVID-19. See The Notary website for details.

Sample Topics

IFDA Share Groups will cover a truckload of topics set by participants, such as: