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.
August 14, 2018
In 2018, IFDA conducted the industry's first comprehensive, publicly available economic impact study of the foodservice distribution industry in the United States. Measuring the physical and economic footprint of foodservice distributors nationwide, the study quantifies the full impact the industry has on the national and state economies. Read more
July 30, 2018
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
June 6, 2018
This report features original research about independent operators' attitudes toward distributor food shows. Read more