IFDA conducts regular surveys on comprehensive hourly compensation, wage pulse survey, salaried compensation and operations/financial benchmarking.


2022 Operations & Financial Performance Survey

The 2022 IFDA Operations & Financial Performance Survey opens on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Foodservice distribution companies that participate in the survey receive free and exclusive access to the full results and customizable reporting tools. The estimated time to complete the survey is less than one hour (approximately 30 minutes for the operations sections + 30 minutes for the financial sections). The deadline to complete the survey is June 24, 2022. Please note: only foodservice distribution companies are eligible to participate.

Access the survey

Instructions for access:
  • If you participated in the 2020 and/or 2019 IFDA benchmarking survey, enter your email address into the survey platform at www.IFDAbenchmarking.com, and the site will prompt you to enter the password you used previously (click on “forgot my password” if you don’t remember it).
    • Confirm the email tied to your account, and look for a system email with a link to reset your password.
    • If your email isn’t recognized, contact the administrator for your company to add you as a user. If you don't know who that is, email mchaffin@industryinsights.com.
    • You may access the data submitted from previous surveys (2019 and 2020) in the current survey platform to update information.
    • Please note that the survey platform is not connected to the IFDA website, so your IFDA member login may not work.
  • If you're new to the survey, the site will prompt you to create an account after entering your email address.
  • You may add additional users if you’re collaborating with team members to complete the survey.
  • We offer several flexible options to submit survey responses:
    • Enter data directly into the online questionnaire.
    • Download a PDF or Excel version of the form, complete it offline, and upload into the platform.
    • Directly upload your existing data files.
Additional guidance on how to use the online portal is available in our FAQ sheet.

IFDA again engaged Industry Insights to execute our benchmarking program. The survey is hosted and maintained on a secure server to keep your data safe and confidential. For questions regarding login, adding users and technical issues, contact Industry Insights’ Matt Chaffin at (614) 389-2100 ext. 115, or mchaffin@industryinsights.com.

When results become available in Q3 2022, participating companies will receive:
  1. The 2022 IFDA Operations & Financial Performance Report — a downloadable PDF report that offers an abridged overview of the study’s key results.  
  2. Company-Specific Performance Report — a downloadable PDF containing a company’s own financial ratios and operating statistics shown alongside their closest peers.
  3. Detailed Data Tables — a downloadable Excel spreadsheet of the complete survey results.
  4. Searchable Results — an interactive online tool that allows users to drill deeper into the data by creating custom aggregations of the survey results.
  5. Scenario Generator — provides users the ability to visualize how changes in various “scenario factors” will impact their business.
  6. Interactive Report Card — provides an objective, qualitative evaluation of business performance versus similar reporting companies on the basis of various key performance measures. 

For questions about IFDA’s benchmarking program or other research, email Annika Stensson at astensson@ifdaonline.org.


2022 Driver and Warehouse Wage Pulse Survey

This survey is now closed. Results are expected in spring 2022.

Compensation rates are moving faster than normal due to the tight labor market. IFDA's 2022 Driver and Warehouse Wage Pulse Survey will provide a snapshot of current wages (for January 1-March 31, 2022) that can be compared with the wage rates reported in the 2021 Driver and Warehouse Wage Pulse Survey (data from June 1-August 31, 2021).

Foodservice distribution companies that participate in the survey receive free access to the full results, including exclusive reports and tools. Results are expected by May 25, 2022.

IFDA again engaged Industry Insights, to collect and compile the results of the study. The survey is hosted and maintained on a secure server to keep your data safe and confidential. For questions regarding login, adding users and technical issues, contact Industry Insights’ Lilly Ducris at 380-215-1081, or comp@industryinsights.com.

For questions about IFDA research, contact Annika Stensson at astensson@ifdaonline.org.  
 

2022 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey

2022-cross-industry-comp-cover.jpgThe report includes recruitment and retention, benefits (healthcare, retirement, PTO, etc.), position-specific compensation and COVID-19 impact covering 35+ executive, salaried and sales positions in wholesale distribution. The results include 959 wholesale distribution companies (including 49 foodservice distributors), representing 10,000+ locations within the memberships of 22 trade associations, including IFDA. The results provide a better understanding of how your company's practices compare with hundreds of other companies.

Participating companies have free, exclusive access to full results and online reporting tools that won't be available to non-participants. Results are now available to participating companies. An aggregate report will be available for-purchase to non-participating companies soon.

Participant access to free results


By logging into the survey platform, participants receive:
1. Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Report PDF – a report that includes compensation- and benefits-related statistics for 35+ executive, salaried and sales positions in the wholesale/distribution industry. The report includes data from hundreds of companies representing membership of 21 trade associations, including IFDA.
2. Excel Results – a non-abridged version of the survey results. The file reports the data in aggregate form and includes more data cuts than could be reasonably included in the PDF report.
3. Cross-Industry Company Compensation Report (CCR) PDF – a customized report of your company’s compensation and benefits data shown alongside the appropriate cross-industry comparatives. This report provides you an easy means for interpreting the results.
4. Online Reporting Tools - Interactive online reporting tools that allow users to filter the results by their own selected criteria to build your own report.
 
IFDA engaged Industry Insights, an independent research company, to collect and compile the results of the study.  Industry Insights has more than 40 years of experience in conducting confidential, compensation benchmarking studies of this nature. The survey is hosted and maintained on a secure server outside of IFDA's website to keep your data safe and confidential.

For questions about IFDA’s compensation surveys and other research, contact Annika Stensson at astensson@ifdaonline.org.


2021 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Edition

Full results from IFDA's 2021 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition are now available! Participating companies receive free access to this comprehensive data, including exclusive data cuts and reporting tools. An aggregate report is available for purchase to non-participating distributors.
 
Participating companies: log into the survey platform with the email and password used to complete the survey to find:

  • An aggregate report — a PDF report with aggregate data.
  • An individual company report — a customized PDF report of your company’s compensation data shown alongside aggregate data.
  • Excel data tables — a non-abridged version of the full survey results. The file includes more detailed data cuts than the aggregate report, including regional and state data (where enough responses are available).
  • Online reporting tools — searchable, interactive results that allow you to filter data by your own selected criteria and build your own reports.
IFDA engaged Industry Insights to execute our hourly compensation survey. Current access to the exclusive online platform is set to those who registered previously, but the account administrator can easily grant access to additional people per the instructions below. For questions regarding the online survey platform (login, adding users and technical issues), contact Industry Insights at (614) 389-2100, or comp@industryinsights.com.
 
Registered users: Accessing the online platform
  • Go to http://compensationbenchmarking.com/ifda
  • Enter the email you used when you completed the survey and click on the “Continue” button.
  • Enter the password you previously set.
  • If you don’t remember your password, click the “Reset Password” button.
  • Confirm the email tied to your account, and look for a system email with a link to reset your password.
  • If your email isn’t recognized, contact the survey administrator for your company to add you as a user.
Account administrators: Adding users to your company
  • After logging in to the online platform, select “Organization Admin” from the top navigation bar.
  • Select "Users" on the left navigation," the click the blue "Add" button. Leave the "Id" box blank and enter the new user's name, email, and select the level of access you’d like to assign to the new user:
  • Admin — gives the user access to the survey form, the reports, AND allows them to add/remove users.
  • Survey — gives the user survey access. This option is only relevant if a survey is active.
  • Report — gives the user access to the static reports and reporting tools.
  • Click "Update."
  • After a user is added to your organization, the system will send an email to them containing their auto generated login credentials.

For questions about IFDA’s research, contact Annika Stensson at astensson@ifdaonline.org