June 16, 2021
IFDA worked with Carnegie Mellon University’s Master’s of Statistical Practice Program to identify and examine challenges and opportunities in recruiting warehouse and driver positions. The final report lays out how foodservice distributors can leverage job applicant data collection and analysis to gain insight that would ultimately lead to more efficient recruiting and hiring practices.
While there is no “silver bullet” to fix challenges with candidate quality and turnover, tracking select data points over time can help a company target the right recruitment channels, create more competitive job postings, and better understand how to identify candidates that are more likely to stay with the company longer.
This roadmap shows how to improve chances of attracting and hiring high-quality warehouse team members and delivery drivers. It identifies a number of questions to which data can provide answers, which specific variables to track and why, and methods of analysis to gain insight and understand trends.
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August 2, 2021
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 12, 2021
IFDA is committed to providing research, tools and resources that encourage and support foodservice distribution companies as they build more equitable and inclusive workplaces. As part of that effort, IFDA conducted a survey to establish a baseline of companies’ activities and strategies around diversity and inclusion, as well as map workforce demographics. Read more
September 21, 2020
Foodservice Management Firms (FSMs) have been growing in size and share. In many ways, FSMs should be viewed as the chain operators of these beyond-restaurant/noncommercial segments, and the larger players tend to have large footprints that will continue to make them an attractive target for distributors as the industry recovers. Read more