Current IFDA surveys

IFDA periodically conducts surveys of foodservice distributors and other audiences. Below are the surveys that are currently active in which we encourage you to participate. Questions? Email Annika Stensson.

IFDA's Foodservice Distribution Industry Economic Impact Study

IFDA is updating its foodservice distribution industry economic impact study (last conducted in 2017/2018) to determine the physical and economic footprint of the industry. The survey is open to all foodservice distribution companies in the United States. Survey participation is crucial, as there is no other source of this type of information, public or private.
The study will yield key statistics that will be used in IFDA's advocacy efforts to illustrate the industry's clout to elected officials, and to better tell the industry's story to prospective employees and other audiences. 

The survey collects annual metrics on overall company sales and major expense categories; workforce positions; facility locations and sizes; case volume; delivery vehicle fleet composition; and food donation.

Completing this survey takes less than 30 minutes. Responses are confidential and numbers will only be reported in aggregate. Participants will receive a free copy of the full results. Multiple people within a company may collaborate to complete the survey. The deadline is April 7, 2023.

Survey links were emailed to IFDA's primary contact at each distribution company. Email Annika Stensson for information on how to participate if you did not receive it. If you prefer to complete the Excel version of the survey, you may download it by clicking on the button below and submit it via email.

Download the survey questionnaire (Excel Worksheet)

2023 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Edition

The deadline has been extended to March 31, 2023. This cross-industry survey covers five driver positions and 19 warehouse positions. All foodservice distribution companies are encouraged to participate in this cross-industry study. Participating companies receive free access to the full set of comprehensive data, including exclusive data cuts and reporting tools.

For questions, email IFDA’s Annika Stensson at