November 7, 2018

Watch the recording of our "Navigating the Crest: Economic Outlook 2019 and Beyond" webinar held on Dec. 4 (member login required). Taylor St Germain, economic analyst with ITR Economics, will offer 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.

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:

  • ITR Economics CEO & Principal Brian Beaulieu analyzes trends that point to a high-performance economic environment into 2019, as well as indicators that suggest a slow-down in the not-too-distant future.
  • Industrial Production is likely to rise into mid-2019 before starting to decline.
  • Trade tensions and potential tariff escalation present a risk to the current macroeconomic outlook.
  • Consumer restaurant expenditures are outperforming expectations, with continued accelerated growth projected into at least 2020. The forecast for foodservice sales is also on track to outpace overall retail sales.

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

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