November 4, 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:
- Declining trends in several leading indicators signal an economic slow-down that's expected to last at least through the first half of 2020.
- While overall US Food and Drink Retail Sales are showing slowing growth, US Fast Food Establishments Retail Sales is the only market that remains in accelerating growth mode.
- Now is the time to build business strategies to maximize growth during the next rising trend that's likely to start in the second half of 2020.
- Looking ahead, 2021 is forecast to be a stronger year for many markets relative to 2019 and 2020.
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