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IFDA is the foodservice distributor’s go-to-resource for solving problems, meeting challenges, and thriving now into the future. IFDA is dedicated to giving our members the tools, resources and knowledge to improve operational efficiencies, recruit and retain top talent, groom next generation leadership, meet customer demands, strategically grow market share, comply with new regulations, and cultivate thought leadership. Members can develop their skills, increase their effectiveness, and amplify their voice on Capitol Hill to create long-term growth of the industry.
Three Forms of Membership
IFDA’s primary constituents are foodservice distributors, including broadline, systems, convenience, and specialty distributors. IFDA’s distributor members are found across the U.S. and internationally. By joining IFDA, distributors have many opportunities for interaction with each other including attending conferences, participating in an IFDA Leadership Committee, or possible service on the IFDA Board of Directors. Distributors also gain access to insights around regulations, gain access to research, and have many opportunities for interaction with leading foodservice manufacturers as well as companies that support the operations side of the distributor business.
Manufacturer “Partner” Members
Leading foodservice manufacturers participate as IFDA Partners, a form of membership that provides opportunities for interaction with IFDA Distributor Members. As an IFDA Partner, foodservice manufacturers participate in the IFDA Partners Executive Forum, where manufacturers and distributors hold strategic discussions about ways to build business together. IFDA Partners may also attend “members only” events. IFDA MVP Partners, who provide additional support for distributor programs, receive a number of exclusive opportunities dependent on their level of commitment.
This form of membership is open to an array of companies. IFDA Allied Members and IFDA Distributor Members meet in a big way at the IFDA Solutions Conference.
By definition, this form of membership is open to “product or service providers to foodservice distributors who sell products not intended for resale.” In plain English, that means material handling equipment manufacturers, software providers, design and build companies, and many other companies that distributors purchase from as the end user.
All IFDA Allied Members can attend “members only” events.