Industry Research

IFMA provides a robust collection of resources for the foodservice industry. One of the benefits of being an IFMA member is the information at your fingertips. From food guidelines to new trends in consumer dining behavior, IFMA is your go-to source for industry information that helps you stay ahead. 

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Gain Insight on GPOs with New Report

The Datassential 2012 GPO Report explores the phenomenon in detail, with focused insights from operators, manufacturers and distributors. IFMA Members get an exclusive discount - 10% off the regular price.

Distributor of the Future Whitepaper

The distributor landscape is rapidly changing. As a valued IFMA Member, IFMA and The Hale Group are offering IFMA Manufacturer Members a complimentarywhitepaper on the topic to fuel you with knowledge of the likely evolution of the foodservice distributor and strategic implications for foodservice manufacturers.

2011 Forecast & Outlook Seminar Proceedings

IFMA's Foodservice Forecast & Outlook Proceedings provides you the hard hitting data provided during the 2011 Forecast & Outlook Conference.

Top 100 Fast Casual Chain Restaurant Report

As today's fastest-growing foodservice segment, Fast Casual is quickly becoming a driving force in the industry. This brand new resource, compiled by Technomic, Inc., provides rankings, analysis and profiles of the leading Fast Casual chain restaurants.

Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report

Providing a comprehensive ranking, analysis and overview of the U.S. chain restaurant industry.

Mar 05

Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

May 20

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers. 

Jun 12

Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel.