July 31, 2019

Newly redesigned for easier reading, 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.

In the latest issue:

  • Movement in macroeconomic leading indicators suggest that several segments of the economy are transitioning to slower growth into the first half of 2020.
  • Historically low unemployment indicates the labor market will remain tight for the foreseeable future (at least through 2021).
  • While overall restaurant-/foodservice- and grocery-store sales growth is currently slowing, sales growth at fast food establishments is accelerating.
  • As macroeconomic conditions soften into the next year, consumers may become more price-sensitive.

Price: Free to all IFDA members as an exclusive member benefit.

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Watch the recording of our "Navigating the Crest: Economic Outlook 2019 and Beyond" webinar held on Dec. 4, 2018 (member login required). Taylor St Germain, economic analyst with ITR Economics, offers a deep-dive into the key economic indicators that influence the foodservice distributor operating environment over the next three years to inform your strategic planning decisions. This webinar is free to all IFDA members.

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