COVID-19 has created a need to explore new partners and business operations to meet and adapt to new supply chain demands. Food retailers may be facing shortages and outages of products, and may have strained capacity in transportation and warehousing systems as well.   

Many broad-line foodservice distributors have inventory and assets that may prove useful to food retailers at this time. To that end, FMI has partnered with the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), United Fresh Produce, National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and North American Meat Institute (NAMI) to mix and match your needs for products, along with transportation and/or warehousing services.

Matching services can be made in:

  • Products for resale.
  • Warehousing.
  • Transportation.
  • Excess ingredients, products for meal preparation.
How to Connect with Food Distributor Services
  1. Please complete this online form to outline your requirement.
  2. After mixing and matching your needs with the available resources, an email with a qualified list of Foodservice Distributors in your area along with contact information will be sent directly to you so that you can determine the best fit for your needs.

We hope facilitating this connection between your company and the foodservice distributors with available capacity will help you accomplish your immediate/short term goals with regard to products and services requirements.

Online Form


Contact: Marc Thomas or Chad Ross


  • Food Safety & Security