October 11, 2017
The independent restaurant market is doing well, but there are significant challenges on the horizon. Do you know how to help independent operators position themselves – and yourself – for future growth?
This IFDA-sponsored report provides strategic insight into how the changing landscape of independents affects foodservice distribution. Understanding their challenges, opportunities, and preferences helps distributors offer enhanced levels of service. Prepared by Technomic, the 193-page report highlights the market size, business landscape and outlook for independent restaurants in 2017. It also details operators’ purchasing behavior, GPO affiliation, and preferences for DSR interaction.
Data in the report is broken down by limited-service and full-service restaurant segments, and by operator archetypes based on their approach to menu format and composition; operator and distributor commentary from qualitative research is interspersed. Select regional and area-type data highlights are also included.
Price: Free to IFDA Distributor Members as an exclusive member benefit. Please note that this report is for IFDA internal use only; we ask that you don’t share it outside your company, or post it publicly online. Log in to access the report.
July 31, 2019
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. Read more
April 8, 2019
Evolving consumer need states and new competition in the form of third-party delivery services have resulted in escalating demand for off-premise food and beverages. As a result, packaging that was originally designed to provide low-cost solutions for leftovers is now inadequate to meet emerging needs for durability, temperature maintenance and to minimize food safety concerns. Read more
March 26, 2019
This study prepared for IFDA by Technomic provides insight into strategically managing business in the foodservice channel around Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs). It details current use, future plans and trends among foodservice operators, as well as distributor and manufacturer perspectives. As the GPO market continues to rapidly evolve, it’s increasingly important to understand and navigate this operating environment. Read more