• 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.
  • November 4, 2019

    IFDA Economic Report - Q4 2019

    IFDA Economic Report - Q4 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.
  • October 24, 2019

    2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition

    2019 Compensation Survey: Driver and Warehouse Positions Edition

    A PDF report of hourly positions provides a better understanding of how your company's compensation levels and benefits practices compare in the labor market.
  • August 2, 2019

    PR 101

    PR 101

    At IFDA, helping our members succeed is our job. We know that many of our members don’t have full-time employees dedicated to public relations so we’ve created this tool kit to assist you in getting the word out about the great work you do.
  • July 15, 2019

    Recruiting the Future: Insight from College Students on Attracting and Retaining Talent

    Recruiting the Future: Insight from College Students on Attracting and Retaining Talent

    This joint research project between IFDA and St. Joseph's University explores the preferences, attitudes and expectations of college students regarding careers in foodservice distribution.
  • July 10, 2019

    2019 State of the Industry Webinar

    2019 State of the Industry Webinar

    The foodservice industry is a rapidly evolving space that savvy foodservice distributors follow closely. Technomic Principal Wade Hanson provides an update on the state of the industry and topline trends.
  • June 11, 2019

    2019 IFDA Operations & Financial Performance Report

    2019 IFDA Operations & Financial Performance Report

    A PDF report with aggregate industry statistics on key foodservice distribution business performance metrics based on a benchmarking survey of 60 companies. Data is broken down by general business profile categories.
  • 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.
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