June 11, 2019
A newer version of this report is available.
In December 2018, IFDA launched a redesigned benchmarking program
with a streamlined survey designed to require less time to complete and deliver customizable results to participating companies. While participating foodservice distributors get free access to a range of reporting tools and resources, non-participants may purchase an aggregate report of these key performance metrics to evaluate their company's performance against businesses with a similar profile.
Metrics include sales growth, private-label product sales, inventory levels, technology implementation, inbound and outbound totals, error rates, on-time delivery rates, employee turnover, as well as standard balance sheet and income statement data.
IFDA engaged Industry Insights
to execute the program and reporting to keep data confidential and secure.
- Data collected from 60 participating foodservice distribution companies between December 2018 and March 2019.
- Metrics are based on data from the last full fiscal year at the time of the survey (FY2017).
- The report breaks down data by general business profile categories (i.e. no company-specific data): all respondents, more profitable distributors, net sales (<$75K, $75K-$200M, >$200M), and number of distribution facilities (one, and more than one).
- See right for Table of Contents. (click to enlarge)
: Participating companies receive free access
to this report and more. Non-participating IFDA members $699. Non-members $1,499.
Buy the PDF report online
November 10, 2020
A PDF report with aggregate industry statistics on key foodservice distribution business performance metrics based on a benchmarking survey of 35 companies. Data is broken down by general business profile categories. Read more
June 24, 2020
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. Read more
October 24, 2019
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. Read more