2019 IFDA


The 2019 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference offered a great chance to connect with the industry’s top organizations. Also, it provides the opportunity to learn from some of its best minds with a number of educational presentations. As they represent a $300 billion industry, IFDA leads the growth, development, and success of the foodservice distribution industry. The organization focuses on advocacy, research, education, and networking opportunities.

To that end, the event’s mission is to be:

“… where leaders in operations, transportation and technology gather with renowned speakers, innovators, and disruptors to chart the future of foodservice distribution.”

The conference is the perfect occasion to share how we can support growth through simple, smart, and strategic solutions. Because of our expertise in warehouse optimization, Storage Solutions has the staff and knowledge to address challenges head-on.

While we were there, our team was able to connect and learn to keep up with the latest trends in the trade.

“The event gave us a great chance to see some old faces and meet some new ones. We were excited to share our background of working with companies in this industry,” explained Steve Ponsler, our Used Equipment Division SVP. “As a result, we were able to bring back an updated knowledge base of the challenges these businesses face.”

To see more, visit their website or see their social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. After all, you’ll want to follow these accounts to stay informed about next year’s conference!

In closing, Storage Solutions supports the efforts of the IFDA and its members. We look forward to connecting with even more people and businesses at next year’s show!

2019 IFDA

As October comes to a close so does the annual IFDA (International Foodservice Distributors Association) Conference. This past week, we have been in San Antonio networking with folks in the foodservice industry in order to help them find ways to optimize their operation.



IFDA has come and gone and after a great conference, we can confidently say that we are bringing back invaluable information about the industry. After our few days in Maryland, we are excited to use our new resources to help you!

We learned a great deal of information about the industry’s best practices and how to incorporate them into our business. In addition, the show was a great networking opportunity. Meeting many other people in the industry all over the country gave us the opportunity to learn from their experiences, and implement them in our day-to-day operations. It’s been another terrific trade show and we can’t wait for next year!

Furthermore, Aaron Resiak, one of our attendees, spoke highly of his experience. “IFDA was a great opportunity to learn more about the challenges and hurdles put on the foodservice distribution industry.  Experience from working with previous clients allowed us to share our insights and grow our understanding of the various solutions.  No doubt, we look forward to continuing our support within the foodservice market and appreciate the opportunity to grow our footprint in this valuable industry.”

With the end of IFDA, also comes the end of our 2017 trade show itinerary. Our 2018 upcoming trade shows schedule will be coming soon! Keep an eye out for the updated 2018 trade show list.

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IFDA Aaron & Brian


It’s almost time for the IFDA Conference in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, and Storage Solutions will be there!

What is the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference?

The conference is ultimately about helping foodservice operations management work smarter, better, and faster! This conference provides resources and insights to improve your operations, addresses key people issues. Furthermore, it helps you get your head around the latest professional procedures and technologies.

IFDA describes itself as a place to see the latest technologies and hear the latest best practices in food distribution. In addition, attendees will gain insights on issues from warehousing and transportation to human resources and regulatory compliance.

So what does this mean for Storage Solutions? Well, SSI has been attending the IFDA conference since 2012 in order to learn more about the industry’s best practices. We will also have two employees at the show this year, (Aaron Resiak and Brian Blanner) so make sure to come see them!

Will you be at the trade show? If so, stop by Booth #362 and say hello! Storage Solutions representatives will be on site for the entirety of the show; Sunday (10/15) through Tuesday (10/17).