• May 8, 2019

    IFDA Economic Report - Q2 2019

    IFDA Economic Report - Q2 2019

    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.
  • April 24, 2019

    The Impact of E-Sourcing on Foodservice

    The Impact of E-Sourcing on Foodservice

    Many independent restaurants already use third-party e-commerce sources, albeit infrequently and mainly for non-food products. That may change in the future as the e-sourcing environment evolves, and specialty foodservice e-retailers and e-commerce giants are expanding into new verticals.
  • April 8, 2019

    Changing Priorities in Off-Premise Packaging

    Changing Priorities in Off-Premise Packaging

    Evolving consumer need states and new competition in the form of third-party delivery services have resulted in escalating demand for off-premise food and beverages. As a result, packaging that was originally designed to provide low-cost solutions for leftovers is now inadequate to meet emerging needs for durability, temperature maintenance and to minimize food safety concerns.
  • March 26, 2019

    A Strategic Assessment of GPOs

    A Strategic Assessment of GPOs

    This study prepared for IFDA by Technomic provides insight into strategically managing business in the foodservice channel around Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs). It details current use, future plans and trends among foodservice operators, as well as distributor and manufacturer perspectives. As the GPO market continues to rapidly evolve, it’s increasingly important to understand and navigate this operating environment.
  • March 6, 2019

    Drug-Free Workplace Initiatives and the Marijuana Legalization Movement

    Drug-Free Workplace Initiatives and the Marijuana Legalization Movement

    While marijuana remains a federally prohibited schedule 1 controlled substance, many states are now allowing marijuana for medical and recreational use. This has created confusion for employers regarding Department of Transportation requirements and Drug-Free Workplace Initiatives. IFDA has just published a white paper to help member companies understand the current state of the law around cannabis. Entitled “Drug-Free Workplace Initiatives and the Marijuana Legalization Movement” and written by IFDA legal counsel Littler Mendelson, the paper examines both state and federal law and discusses the most recent court cases regarding cannabis and the workplace. The white paper is available free of charge to IFDA members and for more information contact the IFDA government relations department.
  • November 1, 2018

    State of the Street Monitor

    State of the Street Monitor

    This report features original research and commentary about the independent restaurant market.
  • August 14, 2018

    Foodservice Distribution Industry Economic Impact Study

    Foodservice Distribution Industry Economic Impact Study

    In 2018, IFDA conducted the industry's first comprehensive, publicly available economic impact study of the foodservice distribution industry in the United States. Measuring the physical and economic footprint of foodservice distributors nationwide, the study quantifies the full impact the industry has on the national and state economies.
  • August 3, 2018

    2018 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

    2018 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

    The 2018 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.
  • July 17, 2018

    The Sales Manager's Playbook

    The Sales Manager's Playbook

    This playbook presents ideas and resources in an easy-to-use format for quick reference, showing sales managers the recommended “play” depending on the specific coaching moment at hand. The playbook is designed to supplement the regular appraisals of a DSR’s performance progress. The overall goal is to assist in developing all DSRs, from the onboarding process for new hires to increasing productivity and effectiveness of veteran DSRs.
  • March 5, 2018

    Recruitment and Retention of Women: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity

    Recruitment and Retention of Women: Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity

    This whitepaper explores how increasing the representation of women in the foodservice distribution industry will boost profitability and competitiveness.
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