Future-Focused IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference Points Foodservice Distributors Toward Tomorrow’s Technology

Dave Foreman

At the recent International Foodservice Distributors (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference in Tampa, Florida, the focus was on meeting challenges with future-focused solutions.

According to IFDA president and CEO Mark Allen, “foodservice distribution is an industry that meets disruptive times with dynamic solutions.”

Keynote presenter, Mike Walsh, CEO of the consultancy Tomorrow, encouraged distributors to think of innovation as more than just efficiency, but as a way of rethinking what is possible in a world that is becoming increasingly digitized.

Bill Conrad, CEO and President of Prime Source Foods, also spoke to the necessity of leveraging emerging technology to continue to thrive. “In foodservice distribution, we treat people well, pay them well, and provide them good benefits,” he said. “I’m a believer that these values, coupled with exciting new technology, will make for an optimistic future.”

Throughout the event, it was clear that IFDA believes that the keys to success for foodservice distributors is combining cutting-edge foodservice distribution technology with bold strategies for recruiting, developing, and retaining the industry’s personnel.

Prime Foodservice Software is a complete cloud technology solution that empowers foodservice distributors to enhance their efficiency and drive innovation. Built in the award-winning Acumatica Cloud ERP platform, Prime Foodservice Software gives distribution companies the power to:

  • Streamline business processes
  • Better manage sales forces
  • Speed-up order entry
  • Manage by exceptions
  • Leverage flexible, real-time reporting
  • Enable customer self-service
  • Sell the right products to the right customer at the right time
  • Leverage tomorrow’s technology today

The current labor shortage and supply chain issues have caused a strain on (already stretched thin) foodservice distribution organizations across the North America.

However, today’s modern cloud technology solutions can make you more competitive, automate workflows, and give the right people the right access to the right data to keep your foodservice distribution business moving forward.

View an on-demand webinar to learn how the latest cloud tech tools can help you optimize the time and efforts of your people whether they’re in the office, the warehouse, at home, or on the road and navigate supply chain hurdles with ease and efficiency.