July 18, 2023

IFDA and Technomic developed this brief to help distributors stay up-to-date with trends that are of foremost concern to foodservice operators today. This brief is meant to serve as an educational tool for distributors as they navigate the foodservice landscape, including the growing importance of environmental sustainability. The brief also includes projected outlook for individual foodservice segments.

Highlights include:
  • Sixty-five percent of operators indicate that it's necessary for them to have an actionable sustainability plan to remain competitive over the next two years.
  • Restaurant menus contracted during the pandemic, but consumers are once again seeking new and unique menus items.
  • Several trends are settling in for the limited-service restaurant segment, including menu pricing and automation.
  • Foodservice forecasts suggest 2023 results may be mixed, while 2024 is shaping up as a year of positive momentum.
Price: Free to all IFDA members as an exclusive member benefit.

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