IFDA conducts a range of research to serve its members and the foodservice distribution industry at large. Foodservice distributors play a critical role in the nation's economy and communities across the United States. In fact, the industry has a total economic impact of $331+ billion and a total employment impact of 1+ million. In addition, the value of the industry's charitable contributions is estimated at $550+ million. Learn more.

What's new?

  • The 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey of 35+ salaried positions is now available. Full results and exclusive reporting tools are available to participating companies; non-participating companies may purchase an aggregate report.
  • Read the latest IFDA Economic Report Q2 2020, detailing the operating environment's current state and forecasted trends.
  • Check out our research report The Restaurant Operator Perspective, which provides insight into how operators think and act around placing orders and receiving deliveries.
  • Data is now available from our highly-anticipated 2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition! Participating companies get free access to full, customizable results, while non-participants may buy an aggregate report
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Questions? Email IFDA's Director of Research & Industry Insights Annika Stensson.