The Rhode Island Food Dealers Association is a trade association established in 1909 and today it continues to foster the same mission by serving the food industry through education, members services and providing a unified voice for the industry before state and national governments, thereby benefiting the industry with knowledge, strength and fellowship. Our membership includes grocery retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, brokers, distributors and manufacturers.

RIFDA Mission Statement
The mission of Rhode Island Food Dealers Association is to represent the industry; to assist the retail and supply members in increasing their current and future effectiveness and profitability through information, education, and legislative representation; and to emphasize a high standard of integrity, quality, and efficiency in the conduct and actions of the industry.