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. 



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.

Nov 06

Presidents Conference

The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

Dec 08

Operator Collaboration Model—Joint Business Planning Training

The Operator Collaboration Model is the industry's go-to-market model to collaborate more effectively with your chain operator partners. The training provides a framework to classify and segment operator-supplier relationships, better allocating resources across organizations.

Through this interactive one-day group training session, participants learn the OCM foundation and the new Joint Business Planning process, allowing immediate application of both in day-to-day interactions with key channel partners.

Learn how this new thinking and set of tools can change how to approach and manage key account business, and for operators, how to better manage supplier partners.


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."