• September 21, 2017

    The Best Drivers in Food Distribution Compete at 32nd Annual IFDA Truck Driving Championship

    The Best Drivers in Food Distribution Compete at 32nd Annual IFDA Truck Driving Championship

    "The IFDA Truck Driving Championship reinforces those aspects of safety that professional drivers do each and every day to keep America's roads safe," said Mark S. Allen, president and CEO of IFDA. "There is an amazing amount of comradery at the event."
  • September 13, 2017

    Rep. Brett Guthrie visits Reinhart Foodservice

    Rep. Brett Guthrie visits Reinhart Foodservice

    On August 31, Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) visited Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Rep. Guthrie toured the facility and met a number of Reinhart employees, including warehouse and office staff. The Congressman also met with the Bowling Green leadership team to discuss topics relevant to the foodservice distribution industry, including safety, driver recruitment, Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and child nutrition. “Rep. Guthrie’s visit gave us the opportunity to share how we can create more jobs for Kentuckians,” said Reinhart Division President Steve Minns. “He was interested to learn about Reinhart and our rich heritage.”
  • September 12, 2017

    IFDA Truck Driving Championship - Hurricane Irma Update

    IFDA Truck Driving Championship - Hurricane Irma Update

    We are happy to announce that the IFDA Truck Driving Championship is being held as scheduled.  Over the past 48 hours, IFDA has been working with our Orlando-based partners, all of which have advised us that they are prepared for our event.  The Disney Yacht & Beach Club and Epcot parking lot are in great shape and ready for the arrival of our guests.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando on Friday. Please call the IFDA offices with any questions at (703) 532-9400. 
  • September 5, 2017

    Rep. Rick Allen visits Dot Foods, Inc.

    Rep. Rick Allen visits Dot Foods, Inc.

    On August 17, Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) visited Dot Foods Inc, in Vidalia, GA. The Dot leadership team provided an overview of the foodservice distribution industry and a tour of the warehouse. Discussion topics during his visit included, labor markets, regulations, and healthcare. The group toured the new office building, break room, and the freezer dock area. “It was great to be able to show off our facility to the Congressman,” said Tim Truxel, General Manager of the Vidalia facility. Rep. Allen serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as well as the Agriculture Committee.
  • August 24, 2017

    Congressman David Young (R-IA) visits Sysco Iowa

    Congressman David Young (R-IA) visits Sysco Iowa

    The future of federal transportation policy, including the need to update laws allowing “twin 33s” to run on interstate highways, was discussed during a recent tour of Sysco Iowa by U.S. Congressman David Young. Congressman Young serves on the Transportation Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee and has been actively involved in transportation and infrastructure policy debates in Washington, D.C.
  • August 17, 2017

    Rep. Collin Peterson visits Reinhart Foodservice

    Rep. Collin Peterson visits Reinhart Foodservice

    On August 14, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) visited Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. in Marshall, MN. Reinhart’s Marshall leadership team presented an overview of the foodservice distribution industry and gave Rep. Peterson a tour of their 96,892 square foot facility.
  • August 1, 2017

    Top Trends in Food and Hospitality Revealed at IFDA SMart Conference

    Top Trends in Food and Hospitality Revealed at IFDA SMart Conference

    Jack Li of Datassential said “Fat is back,” citing Bulletproof coffee spiked with grass-fed butter as evidence of crossover into even beverages. Kathrynn Fenner of Technomic said “fresh and natural” took 45 percent of the pie among successful independents over other ingredient priorities like natural, local and even made-from-scratch. David Portalatin of NPD said there are a number of chains who leverage digital technology well, and pointed out that top chains like Jersey Mike’s, Panda Express, Chick-fil-A, Domino’s, Texas Roadhouse, Panera, Moe’s, and Starbucks are leading the digital revolution. In this article, chef and writer Amelia Levin shares takeaway from the 2017 IFDA SMart Conference and presentations by The NPD Group, Datassential, and Technomic.
  • July 14, 2017

    New IFDA Video: Is a DSR Career in Your Future?

    New IFDA Video: Is a DSR Career in Your Future?

    Distributor Sales Representatives — known as DSRs — are the face of foodservice distribution companies in the marketplace and trusted business partners of restaurant and foodservice operators across the United States. IFDA created this video to drive awareness of career opportunities in this dynamic field, and illustrate to potential candidates what being a DSR is all about. We encourage members and other industry professionals to share it with colleagues, customers and partners.
  • July 13, 2017

    Penny Hoover of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. on the Limitless Potential of a Foodservice Distribution Career

    Penny Hoover of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. on the Limitless Potential of a Foodservice Distribution Career

    In this interview, Penny Hoover of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., discusses her current role as a safety manager and her overall 20-year career with Maines, which spans across four business functions. Her story is a testament to the variety of opportunities available within the foodservice distribution industry.
  • July 5, 2017

    GS1 News: GS1 Discovery App and GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework Available

    GS1 News: GS1 Discovery App and GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework Available

    In this issue's "Data Quality Tip of the Month," is a tool to establish or enhance your data quality program. The GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework was developed by industry stakeholders, representing every facet of the supply chain.
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