How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted foodservice distribution operations? 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 includes:
• Share group face-to-face meetings in Las Vegas, June 2021
• Share group face-to-face meetings in Fort Worth, TX, September 2021
• Full registration for the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in Fort Worth, TX in September 2021 

(see details below)

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: I.T., Operations, Finance and Human Resources Professionals in Foodservice Distribution

Cost: The registration fee is $995 and includes all share groups in Las Vegas and Fort Worth and full registration to the 2021 Distribution Solutions Conference in Fort Worth. Please note: Share Groups are an exclusive IFDA member benefit and are only open to IFDA members.

First Share Group Meeting
LOCATION: Waldorf Astoria – Las Vegas, NV
DATES: June 16-17, 2021
Please Note: After you register, a confirmation will be sent that includes hotel and travel information for the first share group meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Wednesday, June 16

  • Breakfast*
  • Lunch*
  • Operations/IT Share Group meetings
  • Cocktail Reception*
  • Dinner *
Thursday, June 17
  • Breakfast*
  • Lunch*
  • HR/Finance Share Group meetings
*these meals/events are included in registration fee.

Second Share Group Meeting and the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference
LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX
DATES: September 2021
Members of the share group have access to the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference and participate in a second face-to-face meeting scheduled just before or after the conference (exact schedule to come). The conference includes an Expo of technology, equipment, and service providers, plus educational sessions, and multiple opportunities to network with the larger distributor community.


Registration will open soon!

Registration Fee: $995

Includes meetings in Las Vegas and Fort Worth, as well as full DSC registration. Please note: Share Groups are an exclusive IFDA member benefit and are only open to IFDA members.


For Share Group registration questions, contact Jodee Hunt by email or (703) 962-9938
For Share Group general programming questions, email Annika Stensson by email.

Hotel & Destination

Accommodations - June Meeting

WALV.jpgWaldorf Astoria Las Vegas, NV
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158 USA

Hotel Reservations: Register for the share group first and IFDA will send reservation information.

Creating a healthy and safe environment for those attending the meeting is of utmost importance to IFDA. Please see Waldorf Astoria's detailed COVID-19 Response Plan.