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.

2021 IFDA Diversity & Inclusion Survey: IFDA is committed to providing research, tools and resources that encourage and support foodservice distribution companies as they build more equitable and inclusive workplaces. As part of that effort, IFDA is conducting a survey of foodservice distributors to establish a baseline of companies’ activities and strategies around diversity and inclusion, as well as map workforce demographics. Results will be used by foodservice distributors to better understand how their efforts around diversity and inclusion compare to other distributors, as well as by IFDA to advance and promote the industry.

The survey focuses on workforce demographics, including details on gender, age and race/ethnicity by job function (executive/senior management, middle management, warehouse, driver, sales and other). The survey also collects key metrics on diversity and inclusion activities and strategies, including types of diversity initiatives and strategies, challenges, recruitment practices, investments, and measuring results.
Survey participants should be prepared to calculate percentages of their company’s workforce in various categories, and select answers in multiple-choice questions regarding their company’s activities. Only one response per company will be collected, but the online survey platform allows multiple company representatives to collaborate on completing the survey.

We encourage you or an assigned member of your team to complete this survey by February 2, 2021. To do so, please enter your email address into the survey platform at, and the site will prompt you to enter or create a password. Only one response per company is allowed. If you participated in IFDA’s Operations & Financial benchmarking survey last summer, please use the password you created for that. If someone from your company has already registered, the site will prompt you to contact them to create an account for you. If you are the first to register, you are the admin for your company and may add additional users if you’re collaborating with team members to complete the survey. Please note that the survey platform is not connected to the IFDA website, so your login information may be different that what you use to access member information on

We offer several flexible options to submit survey responses:

  • Enter data directly into the online questionnaire.
  • Download and complete a fillable PDF or Excel version of the questionnaire and upload it on the survey platform, or submit via email.
  • Download a static PDF file, complete it by hand and mail or fax back
IFDA has engaged Industry Insights to execute the program to keep data confidential and secure. Data will only be published in aggregate without identifying participants. For technical and online portal questions, email Industry Insights’ Matt Chaffin.

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