While higher commodity prices boosted spending in 2014 higher rates of food spending among independent operators in 2015 indicate actual growth in the independent restaurant arena according to NPD

While higher commodity prices boosted spending in 2014, higher rates of food spending among independent operators in 2015 indicate actual growth in the independent restaurant arena, according to NPD.

Independent restaurants spending more with broadline distributors

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New data from The NPD Group shows that despite declining unit counts for the last two years, independent restaurant operators account for one-third of the dollars spent with broadline foodservice distributors. Moreover, spending has increased year-over-year since 2014, according to NPD’s SupplyTrack (a monthly accounting of every product shipped from major broadline distributors to more than 500,000 commercial

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