• September 21, 2020

    A Look at Foodservice Management Firms

    A Look at Foodservice Management Firms

    Foodservice Management Firms (FSMs) have been growing in size and share. In many ways, FSMs should be viewed as the chain operators of these beyond-restaurant/noncommercial segments, and the larger players tend to have large footprints that will continue to make them an attractive target for distributors as the industry recovers.
  • September 8, 2020

    IFDA Economic Report - Q3 2020

    IFDA Economic Report - Q3 2020

    This quarterly report by IFDA and ITR Economics provides macro-economic trends, detailed information on leading economic and industry indicators, and projections that assist foodservice distributors with strategic business planning. Each report includes exclusive analysis of what the current situation and predictions mean to distributors.
  • August 21, 2020

    IFDA Foodservice Distribution Back-to-Work Guide

    IFDA Foodservice Distribution Back-to-Work Guide

    This guide is intended to highlight the points that are most relevant to foodservice distributors and present them in an at-a-glance format for easy overview.
  • July 27, 2020

    Flexibility and Innovation: Hallmarks of Successful Independent Restaurants

    Flexibility and Innovation: Hallmarks of Successful Independent Restaurants

    Independent operators that are nimble and quickly evolve to shifting consumer trends find the most success. That flexibility and innovation will be more important than ever for independent restaurants navigating the current foodservice environment. COVID-19 has forced major changes to how, where and why consumers interact with restaurants.
  • July 15, 2020

    Emerging Technology Primer for Foodservice Distributors

    Emerging Technology Primer for Foodservice Distributors

    The foodservice distribution industry is at a crucial point. Many of its practices, from transportation to supply chain, are decades old. At the same time, new technologies are emerging that will likely transform the industry through automation. These tools have the potential to help foodservice distributors overcome their biggest challenges, from labor shortages to supply chain complexities.
  • June 24, 2020

    2020 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

    2020 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

    The 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey report provides a detailed analysis of key compensation- and benefits-related statistics for executive and salaried positions in the distribution industry.
  • March 17, 2020

    PR 102: Crisis Communications Addendum: COVID-19 Communications

    PR 102: Crisis Communications Addendum: COVID-19 Communications

    The best way to prepare for a crisis is to be proactive and the coronavirus has given organizations an opportunity to proactively plan for crisis, illness and potential economic impact.
  • March 13, 2020

    PR 102: Crisis Communications

    PR 102: Crisis Communications

    All organizations are vulnerable to crises. Whether arising internally or due to outside events, every business will face a public relations crisis at some point in time – that’s the nature of doing business. But the pivotal moment for your company depends on you: How you weather crisis communication determines the storm’s impact on your brand, reputation, and the future of your company.
  • January 23, 2020

    The Restaurant Operator Perspective: Customer Insight That Improves Your Partnership

    The Restaurant Operator Perspective: Customer Insight That Improves Your Partnership

    Understanding your customers helps you build better relationships. A restaurant operator's point of view may be different than that of a foodservice distributor when it comes to business interactions. This report details how restaurateurs think and act when ordering and receiving deliveries.
  • December 2, 2019

    The Future of Casual Dining Restaurants

    The Future of Casual Dining Restaurants

    Casual dining is a large sector of the foodservice industry, but changing consumer dynamics and the emergence of the fast-casual segment have these restaurants struggling to remain relevant.
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