October 11, 2017

Today, IFDA released a new research report that explores current trends and outlook for the independent restaurant market. Inside the Mind of the Independent Restaurant Operator provides strategic insight into how the evolving landscape of independents affects foodservice distribution. IFDA is offering the report to its distributor members as an exclusive member benefit.

Prepared by Technomic and sponsored by IFDA, the report features challenges, opportunities, and preferences of independent restaurant operators today and into the future. Additional highlights include the market size, business landscape and outlook for independent restaurants in 2017, as well as details on operators’ purchasing behavior, GPO affiliation, and preferences for DSR interaction.

Data in the report is broken down by limited-service and full-service restaurant segments, and by operator archetypes based on their approach to menus; select regional and area-type data highlights are also included.

IFDA foodservice distributor members may download the report for free.